It's anchors aweigh for the latest crop of lottery winners, who will soon be sailing off into the sunset with oceans of jackpot winnings!

Canadian couple rows away with a $50 million jackpot

Our first captains of the Lotto are the Nikolopolouses from Toronto, Canada, who plan on using their lottery winnings to splash out on a new boat. Can they afford it, you ask? Well, with a gigantic $50 million jackpot to their name, they can afford it and then some!

Thanks to playing the Lotto Max draw, Gregory and Tammy Nikolopolous are now the proud owners of a huge multi-million dollar cheque - one that caused Gregory to scream out loud when he first realised their good fortune.


Arriving with wife Tammy and children Caiden and Jennifer to claim their huge Lotto jackpot, Gregory remained humble about their lottery luck, revealing only that as avid boaters, the family would be spending part of their winnings on a new vessel. Other plans include taking some time off with immediate family members, and making sure those close to them stay "worry-free". With more than enough time to spend at Georgian Bay, their favourite holiday spot, and with the promise of a bigger boat, we're sure that the Nikolopolouses will remain worry-free for many years to come!

Lifeboat technician dips into EuroMillions jackpot

Launching himself into the lottery-winning headlines, a lifeboat technician from West Kilbride in Ireland recently found himself on Lady Luck's good side with a £78,279.70 win on the EuroMillions lottery!

Five main numbers was all it took, and Gavin Blyth, a technical surveyor with the RNLI, came out on top thanks to his Lucky Dip ticket. It was no less than Gavin deserved, after having played the EuroMillions Lucky Dip faithfully every week with his wife, June.

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Gavin recalls, “I always check my numbers on Teletext but this time I had to double check them.

Then I asked June to triple check them just in case I had made a mistake. We couldn’t quite believe it – we were actually very calm when we realised we’d won because we were so shocked.”

Looking for a place to hide the ticket until he could have it checked, Gavin managed to find a unique spot for it. "I obviously had to keep the ticket safe until then so I took a book off the shelf and tucked it into the middle.” Whatever works for you Gavin!

This seafaring winner and his wife plan to use their windfall to escape Britain's winter weather, and travel to sunnier climes. As he explains, "We didn’t manage to get a holiday last year so the first thing we are going to do is book up to go away.” Bon voyage Gavin - hope you and June enjoy the trip!

If you'd like to sail off into the sunset with your own winning lottery fortune, there's only one way to do it - by buying your lottery ticket with! There's still time to enter the mid-week draws, and the weekend lotteries are coming up too. Make sure you get in the game while you still can, and your ship could soon be coming in!

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