A couple from Kent have become the latest to take home a £1 million prize in the EuroMillions lottery after their ticket matched all of the raffle numbers in the very special Millionaire Raffle draw.
Wayne and Desirée Home, both 57, from East Farleigh in Maidstone won their fortune after Mr Home purchased a ticket for the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday, July 29th on his way to work. The ticket was purchased from Barming Post Office in Bull Orchard, Maidstone, but they didn’t realise they had won until a few days later.
Now that they have realised their fortune and collected their EuroMillions winnings from the National Lottery, Mr and Mrs Home have been able to reveal how fortunate they feel to be winners of such a large amount of money. The couple moved to Maidstone just a year and a half ago, but told lottery officials that the last few years have been very hard on their entire family.
Mrs Home was diagnosed with bowel cancer eight years ago, and after many years of aggressive therapy, treatments and respiratory failure, Mrs Home was finally given the all clear three years later. The parents of three and grandparents of four said that their new fortune will allow the entire family to relax after what has been an incredibly difficult period for them.
Mr Home admitted that he didn’t believe the cashier when he first got the EuroMillions ticket checked, and it took a long time before he realised that he wasn’t joking. “I’ve been breaking out into fits of laughter for days,” he said.
The couple have now vowed that their new found fortune will allow them to relax, and do what they want. Mr Home summarised it with “we’ve gone from living day by day to relaxing day by day.”
The lottery winners did not reveal a lot of plans for their winnings, but will use some of the money to upgrade their boat, which was bought on eBay, to a new ocean-going model which will allow them the chance to travel a little more. Aside from that, the couple have no plans to move, but they certainly have plans to stand still and take it easy.
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