Marilyn and Matt Fairfull from Stowmarket in Suffolk, England, are celebrating a £1m National Lottery Monopoly Classic scratchcard win on May 13 but have differing views on how to spend their winnings, particularly when it comes to dentistry and cars.
Matt has several front teeth missing but the 62-year-old says “I am what I am. I am happy with the way they are. I am the governor, no matter what,” That’s unlike Diana De Gilio from New Zealand who got a new pair of teeth after her £1m EuroMillions win.
He and his wife don’t always agree on everything and Marilyn joked “He won’t do anything I say. He does what he wants.” However, his wife does want some improvements made to her discoloured teeth, just like Welsh £1m National Lottery scratchcard winner Jacob Hodge.
In Maryland, USA, a player treated himself after a trip to the dentists and won a $50,000 Powerball prize. It was the opposite for Canadian Gerald Cook who kept a dental appointment hours after claiming a $5m Lotto 6/49 win.
The National Lottery Monopoly Classic scratchcard winners are agreed on decorating their home and not moving. A new sofa is on the shopping list and Matt wants a giant TV to watch the World Cup on. His wife is more a tennis fan and plans to go to Wimbledon for the first time this year.
They also have differing views over their cars. The husband wants to keep his 22-year-old Vauxhall Corsa van, but his wife wants to replace her 14-year-old Toyota Celica. The couple agreed on a trip to Jamaica, which will be their first holiday in ten years.
It’s been a lucky week for plasterers with Irishman Simon O’Leary winning €30,000 on a National Lottery All Cash Tripler scratchcard. Matt is a self-employed plasterer and joked he might cut his working hours down from seven days a week to six and a half. He even finished a job off this week. His wife plans to reduce her hours working at a greeting cards factory.
Marilyn, 64, actually managed three wins in a row. First, she had a £10 scratchcard win and used that to buy two National Lottery Monopoly Classic scratchcards from the Esso petrol station at Combs Ford. The first won her another £20 but then came the big win and she admitted the shock made her feeling “physically sick.”
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