A dog breeder and taxi driver from Dorset gained his third income on top of both his jobs as he is celebrating a EuroMillions win worth over £100,000.
Malcolm Dennett, 56, breeds Border Collies and drives a trusted taxi around Dorset, and now he is celebrating a life changing achievement as he won £111,223.30 on the EuroMillions, but he won’t be changing his daily life. Mr Dennett said that the win could not have come at a better time for himself and his wife Heather, as life has been tough for the couple and their young son for many years.
However, at the beginning of the year Mr Dennett won £1,200 on the lottery, and then after a close family friend passed away the family received an unexpected inheritance which further added to the financial aid that was so desperately needed. Mr Dennett said of his latest windfall that he likes to think “that the dear friend who remembered us in her will is smiling down on us again with this latest dose of luck.”
The couple will be spending their latest fortune sensibly, however, as they have no desire to be back in financial constraints as they were before. A large proportion of the scoop will be allocated to investments to provide financial security for the whole family, while they will be completing renovation works on their home earlier than they had first expected.
“I have always worked hard and really know the value of money, so I’m not planning on frittering this win away,” Mr Dennett said, as he thanked his lucky stars for what has already been an astounding year for his family. Mr Dennett continued to tell lottery officials that he was only in the draw by mistake, as he usually only purchased tickets for the EuroMillions draw when there had been a rollover.
Luckily, however, Mr Dennett didn’t know that the jackpot had been won the previous Tuesday, so he bought his ticket for the July 18th draw entirely by accident. The ticket was bought from Mr Dennett’s ‘lucky’ store, the Spar shop in Upton, Poole, where he also bought the ticket that won him £1,200 earlier in the year.
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