Con Smith matched five main numbers plus one Lucky Star in the draw on 21st February after popping into a newsagents and getting a Lucky Dip. It was the first time he had ever been into the store, and he only went in while he was waiting for the chip shop next door to cook his father’s food. Con’s dad had just come out of hospital after making a remarkable recovery, having been given just 24 hours to live a week earlier.
“It’s as if it was meant to be,” Con told reporters. “Dad coming out of hospital, me buying the ticket in a completely new shop and the fish needing to be cooked, it’s as if fate decreed the win! We've had so much sadness in the last 10 years, losing many people very close to us. Now we can look to a brighter future for the whole family.”
Con and his wife Lorna, who have been married for 38 years, plan to pay off a few debts, support the rest of their family and put some money back into the business. Con added: “We’ll probably also look at buying a new car, make a few renovations at home and maybe some new furniture. Then it’s a bit of investment into the florists."
If you fancy winning a prize as big as the one enjoyed by Con, or perhaps even bigger, there is another EuroMillions draw tonight and the jackpot is up to a very impressive £50 million (€59 million). You can choose your numbers online, or go to an authorised retailer in any of the participating countries. Good luck!