December 14, 2016 saw Jill and Steve Walsh from Hull in England, win £1m playing EuroMillions. Since then they’ve been making their dreams come true.
Jill has taken early retirement since the EuroMillions, but her husband is still working as an electrician. When they had their big win last year, she initially thought they’d only won £25 but then realized it was £1m. That’s just like Canadian Clifford Britch who thought he’d had a $16,000 win but had in fact won a $16m Lotto 6/49 jackpot.
Recently we told you of the year that Jamie Kay from Bournemouth, England has had since his £1m National Lottery scratch card win. The past twelve months for the Hull EuroMillions winners has seen them help their family and local causes including the Dove House Hospice. A player from Maryland, USA, helped a children’s hospital after winning a $50,000 Powerball prize.
Their first purchase was a Mercedes, just like Rita Dixon from New York, USA, won $5,000,000 playing the $5 Million Fortune scratch card game.Mr Walsh had always wanted one since being given a toy one by his grandmother.
They have since moved to a new four-bedroomed house complete with garden, a recording area, hot tub spa room and a garage converted into a pub and called ‘The Dive Inn’ as he used to be a diver. Scottish couple Tommy and Linda Parker built their dream house after winning a £5m UK Lotto jackpot.
Speaking about the past year, Steve said that their lives haven’t changed too much and days after their EuroMillions win had to look in Jill’s handbag just to pay the car park fees. Their win “just makes it easier to spend money on normal things, like a car and the house.” That was proved when they had no worries getting the boiler in their new house repaired.
They still save money despite their big EuroMillions win and only get the best coffee when it’s on offer. Mrs Walsh is even making a dress for her daughter rather than going out to buy one. Still on the subject of dresses, the couple have met other lottery winners including a lady who won more than £20m who told her she’d borrowed her dress for the night from a friend.
They still buy lottery tickets, so perhaps they might be lucky enough to win the £118m jackpot in Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw.
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