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EuroMillions Winner Climbs Ben Nevis In Celebration

A 32-year-old EuroMillions winner from Port Seton, East Lothian, has climbed Ben Nevis as part of the National Lottery’s widespread celebrations to toast their 5,000th millionaire. Roofer John Edmond, who won £1 million back in June 2015, was more than happy to tick this monumental challenge off his bucket list after The National Lottery got in touch.

Edmond Toasts His Win Atop Britain’s Highest Mountain

Edmond won £1 million in the EuroMillions draw on Friday 26th June 2015 and was approached by The National Lottery over other Scottish millionaires to see if he wanted to partake in this incredible venture.

The EuroMillions winner scaled over 4,400 feet on his journey to the summit, fighting off difficult weather conditions to spray a bottle of champagne in celebration on top of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, located in the Scottish Highlands. The visibility was poor throughout his journey, with wind speeds averaging 40 miles per hour and heavy snow making movement difficult.

Looking back on his once-in-a-lifetime experience, the jubilant roofer said: “I’ve always wanted to climb Ben Nevis so when the opportunity arose, I was up for the challenge. I’m not an avid hill walker, or have much climbing experience, so I was a bit nervous as I knew I would have my work cut out for me, but also excited to be part of this once in a lifetime celebration.

“With tough climbing, there were moments I was unsure if I was going to make it to the top, so I can’t put into words how I felt when I finally reached the summit. To know I was standing on the UK’s highest peak was an unbelievable achievement, made all the better with a chilled glass of champagne in my hand”, the EuroMillions winner added.

5,000 National Lottery Millionaires

The National Lottery has been conducting nationwide celebrations after recently crowning its 5,000th millionaire. Donna and David Stickley were the pair who reached the historic milestone after taking home £21 million in the Lotto draw on Saturday 12th May.

It has taken 29 months for the number of National Lottery millionaires to go from 4,000 to 5,000, an average of more than one new millionaire per day. 473 people have won at least £1 million in Scotland alone, including EuroMillions winner Edmond.

The recently released National Lottery Millionaire Report has revealed that lottery winners, including those in EuroMillions, are now favouring to share their new-found wealth with family, friends and charities rather than splashing out on material items such as designer watches, racehorses and conservatories.

Andy Carter, a senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery said: “After the shock and excitement nearly all winners’ first question is how they can look after their nearest and dearest. In many cases this seems to bring the winners even greater joy than thinking about how they can treat themselves.

“I see first-hand the effect a win can have on the circle of people close to a winner, and this always reminds me that at heart we are a nation that is kind and generous”, he went to say.

Win Your Own Millions This Friday

With an estimated jackpot worth £64 million up for grabs in this Friday’s EuroMillions draw, you could be The National Lottery’s next EuroMillions winner. Join a syndicate today for your chance to replicate the successes of Edmond and the Stickleys.

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Published: Wed, 30 May 2018 - 10:35am
Last Updated: Fri, 20 November 2020 - 9:03am
Published By: Euro-Millions.com