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Welsh Couple Celebrate EuroMillions Win with Takeaway

Jeff Pritchard couldn’t believe his eyes when he logged in to his National Lottery account to see that he and his wife Davinia had won the Millionaire Maker prize in the draw on Friday 5th June. At first, he thought the email notifying him of his win was a scam, but when he logged in to his National Lottery account on the Saturday after the draw, he saw for himself that the couple had just become millionaires.

Speaking to the Camarthen Journal, Jeff said, “I had the shock of my life when I had the email about my ticket - the most I’ve ever won is £95 and a couple smaller wins of £6.80 or so.” The Porthyrhyd couple buy two tickets for every EuroMillions draw as well as two entries for each of the weekly UK Lotto draws.

After having Davinia double-check the results when she came in from work, the Pritchards splurged on a Chinese takeaway for themselves and their children, who had been invited over to hear of the good news. Their second expense was a brand-new Audi Q5 - they had been thinking of buying a Kia Sportage, but with the EuroMillions money now safely nestled in their bank account, they opted for something a little more swish.

Jeff and Davinia plan to keep working, but they are sure that their seven-figure windfall will help them in the future. “The win will make a huge difference to our five-year-plan,” said Jeff. “It’s unbelievable to have won and the money will allow us to take stock.”

Millionaire Maker is a supplementary EuroMillions game offered to UK players. In addition to creating one millionaire in every EuroMillions draw, there’s also a special edition of Millionaire Maker held on the last Friday draw of the month. Called Mega Friday, the game sees multiple ticket holders win £1 million each as well as an incredible non-cash prize. The next Mega Friday will be this week on the 26th and is offering ten prizes of £1 million in addition to a private pool getaway to Bali, the Maldives or Thailand.

Tonight’s EuroMillions draw will feature a jackpot of £10 million (€15 million) as well as a great Millionaire Maker prize of £1 million for the player who can match the winning raffle code. If you want to be like Jeff and Davinia Pritchard, you can buy tickets online or from authorised retailers to be in with a chance of winning big tonight. Good luck!

Published: Tue, 23 June 2015 - 9:18am
Last Updated: Thu, 12 September 2019 - 12:38pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com