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03 February 2015


How committed would you say you are to playing the lottery? Are you an occasional player, or a die-hard fan? Have you been playing for a few weeks or months, or have you been at it for years on end? Do you always play the same numbers, or do you mix it up to keep things interesting?

There are many strategies that people swear by when it comes to playing the lottery - choosing your numbers according to your horoscope, always buying your tickets from the same store, playing one specific lottery every time - and using them often brings people varying degrees of success. But for David Hendry of Edinburgh there was one solid gold strategy that ended up paying out and then some - dedication, loyalty and unwavering belief.

Twenty years of lottery tickets, one huge lottery jackpot

That's why after more than 20 years of playing the UK National Lottery year in and year out, sales engineer David and his wife Donna finally struck it lucky to the tune of £4,078,509! No tricks, no gimmicks, just the same lottery numbers based on family birthdays, and the same lottery ticket every week, rain or shine, for over 20 years - even playing in advance so holidays wouldn't get in the way of their buying lottery tickets. And then, just a few short weeks ago, the Hendry's commitment finally paid off with a £4,078,509 jackpot!

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David was the first to realise the good news after checking the numbers on his phone in the early hours of the morning. "I knew immediately I had won the jackpot as I knew the numbers off by heart," he said. "I told Donna first who obviously didn't believe me until I showed her our ticket."

While some people would immediately rush out and quit their jobs, or go on an epic luxury shopping spree, the Hendry's celebration was a little more understated - a breakfast at McDonald's and repairs for their Vauxhall Astra.

As for the rest of their winnings, the jury's still out on what the Hendrys plan to do with their windfall. They may buy a new house to replace their current two-bedroom one, they may quit their jobs or they may not - the future is uncertain. As David points out, "It's too early to say what we are going to do with the money, and it's a lot to take in. It's got to look after us for the rest of our lives."

One thing's for sure though, the Hendrys definitely deserve some spoiling after all their dedicated years of playing the lottery - and as a well-won treat, they're planning a trip to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. As fans of the King of Rock and Roll, it's a holiday the Hendrys are sure to love - and it brings their win full circle, as the day David discovered their win turned out to be the anniversary of Elvis's 80th birthday! Talk about being all shook up!

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Commitment - it's a new strategy for sure, but it's one that certainly paid off for David and Donna. Why not try it for yourself today, and commit to playing your favourite lottery online with Who knows - with a little patience and a lot of determination, you could soon be our next big lottery winner!




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