19 May 2015
We love reporting on recent lotto winning stories, and on giving you the most up-to-the-minute lottery results and news. But what we absolutely love the most is being able to give you hot-off-the-presses stories of online lotto winners who strike it rich - players who buy their lotto tickets online, and then rake in massive lotto winnings offline! Virtual lotto tickets have been paying out real, cold hard cash for years now, and we just love being able to bring you news on as many online lotto winners as possible!
Take the story of Barry Howie for example. This offshore mechanic couldn't buy his lotto tickets from a store, as working away from the mainland made it all but impossible. So he turned to the convenience of online lotteries, and bought his lotto tickets online instead - a decision which recently paid off with a win of almost £400,000!
We all dream of being able to call up our bosses and quit our jobs after winning the lottery - but we rarely think of our bosses voluntarily sending us home. That's exactly what happened to lucky Barry Howie from Buckie, Scotland, however, when he raked in over £378,884.40 in the 8 May EuroMillions draw!
"I had no idea I’d won until I checked my email account on Saturday morning," says Barry. "I handed my phone to a work mate and asked him if he was seeing what I was seeing. He said ‘yes you jammy so and so, you’ve won.’ That’s when my boss stepped in and sent me home because he knew my mind wouldn’t be on the job - I just couldn’t wait to tell my family.
"My dad picked me up and drove me home to surprise my girlfriend, Hannah. She couldn’t believe it when I told her. This could not have come at a better time for us."
Often we hear of players loyally supporting their favourite lotteries for years, but what makes Barry's story even more spectacular, is that after just six months of playing the lottery online he had a six-figure EuroMillions win! Six months of online lotto playing, and nearly £400,000 - now that's what we call a worthwhile investment!
As for what Barry, and girlfriend Hannah plan on doing with their fabulous windfall, looking after their family is a top priority. "The first thing we’re going to do is pay off our mortgage," says Barry. "It is surreal to be able to say that at this stage in our lives. Next on the list of must dos is booking a holiday. My eldest daughter just wants to go to the beach so we’ll make sure that happens as soon as possible." Enjoy your holiday Barry - with nearly £400,000 in your bank account, you'll be able to afford a lot of sunscreen!
Fancy a win like Barry's for yourself? Then playing at GiantLottos.com is the only way to claim one! Just make sure you buy your lotto tickets online in time for this week's mid-week draws, and you too could be paying off your mortgage, taking your family on holiday and making all of your neighbours jealous!
One lotto ticket from GiantLottos.com is all it takes - so make sure you've got yours in hand, and you could soon be featured as our next big online winner!