It’s that time of the year when we start dreaming of a White Christmas but of course all-year round we dream of winning the lottery. Well, the two kind of met each other this week as the National Lottery were out promoting the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw that takes place on November 27.
A White Christmas isn’t that common in some parts of the UK, especially in Old Windsor in Berkshire, England which is in a “snow shadow.”. It’s one of Britain’s least snowy locations but this week, thanks to the National Lottery, the village green was covered in ‘snow.’
So why was all this happening? Well, the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw package includes ‘an official White Christmas.’ Three tonnes of real snow and realistic drifts of film-set snow were used to create the spectacle.
“It’s amazing, it really looks like it came straight off the front of a Christmas card,” said pub landlord James Saunders. Perhaps they could call in Joe Meath from Minnesota, USA, who carried on using his snow plough despite a $11.7m Minnesota Lottery win.
Now though the ‘snow’ has gone but the dreams of winning a massive prize in this Friday’s EuroMillions draw are still alive. Five UK millionaires will be created in the draw and there are some fantastic Christmas holidays to be won too. This includes a festive holiday in New York or a trip to Lapland to see Santa himself.
Earlier this year EuroMillions winners Annette and Andrew Dawson from Bolton in Lancashire won £1m and a holiday on the island of Song Saa in the August 28 EuroMillions Mega Friday draw.
Winning a massive lottery prize at this time of the year is really special. Last year Rosalyn Aranda from Illinois, USA, won $4m on a $100 Million Money Mania scratchcard and said she felt like Santa Claus. Also celebrating a win late in the year were £1m EuroMillions winners Trina and Mark Wyatt.
Often lottery winners help out others at Christmas like Alain ‘Derek’ Maboussou from Nebraska. He won a share of a $365m Powerball jackpot and donated money to a homeless shelter so residents could buy Christmas presents.
Any special wish for this Christmas? Purchase your lottery tickets online at Lottery24.com to be in with a chance of winning.