It's all happening in the EuroMillions lottery this week! First one lucky player from the UK manages to scoop a massive £53 million jackpot all for themselves in Tuesday night's draw - and now an even luckier couple has done the near-impossible, and snagged a huge EuroMillions win for themselves for the SECOND time!
When we checked our inbox this morning it was packed with news clippings reporting the amazing event - and it's easy to see why. That's because EuroMillions champs David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe, England, have managed to beat the odds to win a cool £1 million for the second time in two years! And when we say they've beaten the odds, we mean it. Usually the chances of winning a lotto jackpot are 175,000,000 to 1. But the chances of winning the jackpot twice? An unbelievable 238 billion to 1! It just goes to show that no matter how long the odds may seem, if you have luck on your side, if you believe you can do it, and most importantly, if you have a EuroMillions lotto ticket, you have every chance of being a winner!
Two years ago, when David and Kathleen Long struck it rich with a £1 million EuroMillions win, they kept their lifestyle relatively similar to the way it had always been. Rather than splashing out on a fancy new digs, they stayed in their small static caravan and instead bought a new home for David's 81-year-old mother.
This time, however, to celebrate their incredible luck, they'll be moving to a bigger home - preferably one where David will have the space to relax. "We don't have a champagne lifestyle", says David. "We still live in a mobile home. We've been there for 13 years in our static caravan. That's changed now though, we are planning on moving somewhere else. We've had a bit of luck. It doesn't have to be a big mansion, it just has to have a games room and a bar for me."
Two years ago, David almost missed out on his first EuroMillions win by throwing the ticket away before checking his numbers closely enough. It was only after fishing the ticket out of the bin that he took a closer look and found it to be worth much more than he had originally thought.
"That win was fantastic and couldn't have come at a better time", remembers David. "Times had been really tough and I had been really ill for three years, unable to work leading up to it. I lasted three days at work and then took early retirement. We've had an amazing 18 months, have been able to treat the family, buy a new car and even finally get hitched - after being engaged for 12 years."
Despite having won it once though, David was still convinced he would win it again - which is why when he purchased his winning EuroMillions ticket this year, he checked and double-checked the numbers to make sure his hunch was right. No bin for the ticket this time!
After both he and Kelly checked and rechecked the numbers, the news finally sank in - they were millionaires for a second time over! And as Kathy says, "Everything has been a blur since then!".
If you want a shot at the Longs' EuroMillions good fortune for yourself, there's only one way to go about it - and that's by buying a lottery ticket of your own. Get yours today in time for Friday night's draw, and you too could be in with a lotto-winning chance - and just in time for Easter too!
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