Adrian Bayford, who landed £148.6 million with his now ex-wife Gillian in August 2012, has splashed out over £10,000 on Lady Gaga memorabilia. He now reportedly has the world’s biggest collection of the New York singer’s shoes, costumes and vinyl discs, and is planning to open a new shop. He has also collected memorabilia from the likes of the Beatles, David Bowie and Madonna, plus some film props, and is set to put them all on sale.
However, you don’t have to pocket the jackpot like Bayford to make your dreams come true and cross off items or destinations on your wish list. A EuroMillions syndicate of ten work colleagues from Knowsley in Merseyside pocketed £109,182 in the draw on Tuesday 8th March after matching five main numbers plus one Lucky Star. Each member of the group took home £10,918, and they are all looking forward to spending their money in different ways.
Syndicate leader Joe Kerslake, 21, said to ITV: “None of us could believe it. We were all just so excited and started to talk about all of the great holidays we could go on - holidays which we could only ever have dreamed about. The money has come just at the right time. I will be able to use it to travel abroad, starting with going to Australia later this year.”
Playing in a syndicate is a good way of boosting your chances of winning a prize without having to spend much on tickets, because you own a share of more tickets but are splitting the cost with other players. You can join a group with friends, colleagues, family members or play in an online syndicate, where the effort of organising and managing things is taken care of on your behalf.
Tonight’s draw is sure to attract a lot of interest across the continent as the top prize has rolled over for the last four games and is now the largest it has been since one player from Ireland and another from France split €132.3 million on Friday 29th January. Whether you wish to play in a syndicate or go it alone, tickets can be bought online or from authorised retailers in any of the participating countries, and you could start thinking about what you would love to collect or where you would like to go on holiday. Best of luck!