KENT TEENAGER WINS £270,000 EUROMILLIONS PRIZE AND VOWS TO PASS DRIVING TEST
A 19 year old lottery player from the town of Swanley in Kent, England is celebrating after winning more than £270,000 in a EuroMillions draw.
Chelsea Walker, who regularly plays the lottery game together with her partner, Diogo Leca, 22, told lottery officials that she’s had some good luck of late, winning a consolation prizes in almost every single draw she entered for the last eight months, but this is by far the largest, just like it was for another recent Kent winner who took home £1 million on the UK Lotto. By matching the five main numbers in the EuroMillions draw last week, she scooped a whopping £278,037.30.
Ms Walker told lottery officials that buying the EuroMillions ticket was a fairly routine action for her, unlike another Lotto winner from Kent who bought his winning scratch card on a whim, but that discovering her big win was certainly memorable, and at first she thought she would have just won another smaller prize, a few pounds maybe. “I just assumed it was £2.80 until it flashed up with the winning amount,” she remembered as she collected her oversized cheque from lottery officials, standing beside her boyfriend.
The pair said that they are not going to rush into making decisions with their EuroMillions winnings just yet, and they have put it into an investment for the moment until they are ready to buy their first home together, just like Jane Park, 18, who said that winning her £1 million EuroMillions prize has not changed her. Ms Walker, who lives at home with her parents and four younger siblings, said that they want to make sure the money lasts them.
Just like a recent national lottery winner from Wiltshire whose main aim was to pass his driving test, Ms Walker wanted to keep things simple. “We are going to carry on with our current plans to pass our driving tests and get mobile, then start looking for a house together.” She added that if they have any money left over after that, they might treat themselves to a nice holiday, but they won’t be stopping playing the lottery.
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