Charlotte had bought a couple of lines for the main EuroMillions game when she noticed that there was £1.50 left in their online account, so she decided to give HotPicks a go and could not believe her luck when she matched all five numbers to take home the stunning seven-figure sum.
Speaking to the press at a champagne reception, Charlotte said: “Ever since he was a young lad Daniel has been convinced he will win the lottery so he’s sure he willed it to happen. I don’t mind if it was his belief or my decision to spend that spare £1.50 on EuroMillions HotPicks but whatever it is, we couldn’t be happier!
“I think I’ve only bought a EuroMillions HotPicks twice before so I don’t know why I decided to buy that one but I’m very glad I did. The following morning I was checking my emails in bed and saw one from The National Lottery with news about my ticket.”
Daniel did not believe his wife when she first called to tell him the news, as she had joked about having a big scratchcard win just a month ago. She had to send him a screenshot of the message to convince him, and ever since then he says it has been ‘crazy’. The happy couple are now busy making plans for the future, with a new home at the top of the list.
“We made lots of sacrifices and saved so hard for the deposit for this home so I’ll always be really proud that we managed to do that but it will be so nice to have a bigger place where the children don’t need to share a bedroom,” said Charlotte, who added that they would also look for investment property, an upgrade to her Ford Kuga, new golf clubs for Daniel and possibly a family holiday to Lapland over Christmas.
What is EuroMillions HotPicks?
EuroMillions HotPicks is a supplementary game available to UK players, cheaper to enter than the main draw and it still offers prizes of up to £1 million. You can choose to select from one to five numbers between 1 and 50, and must then match all the numbers you pick to win. Daniel and Charlotte played the ‘Pick 5’ version and won £1 million, but if you are looking for better odds, you can just select a single number and try to match it to win £10. Go to the EuroMillions HotPicks page for more information.
EuroMillions Jackpot Won in Austria
If you fancy playing the main EuroMillions game on Friday rather than HotPicks, the jackpot will be worth £15 million (€17 million) after a player from Austria won the top prize in Tuesday’s big draw.
The jackpot had climbed to €45.4 million (£40.9 million) following three consecutive rollovers, but it was stopped in its tracks by the lucky ticket holder. The winning numbers were 5, 14, 28, 30 and 47, with Lucky Stars 4 and 11, and you can see a full breakdown of the prizes won on the EuroMillions Results page