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Those fortunate to win big lottery prizes often remember their initial purchases once they become millionaires. For £1m EuroMillions winner Richard Davies from Brecon in Wales, it turned out to be a membership of the Automobile Association.

The lucky EuroMillions player is a hairdresser who has owned the Chop and Change salon since 2004. His winning EuroMillions ticket for the June 1 draw had only been purchased four minutes before the deadline as it’d been a frantic day in his salon. That’s just like recent $1m MaxMillion winner Clint Kennedy from Canada who left it late to get his winning ticket.

Davies didn’t check the EuroMillions results until Wednesday June 6 and was shocked to be told he’d won an amount that was too high to be paid out and he needed to phone Camelot. The surprised 41-year-old EuroMillions winner quickly contacted his partner Faye but it took a while to make that phone call as again the salon was busy. “ As soon as I had a spare moment, I rang Camelot and was calmly taken through the winning process – I had to cut the call short as my client’s colour was ready and needed to be washed off!” said the delighted EuroMillions player.

It’s the latest big win in Wales after William Richards won a £1m UK Lotto prize and all he initially wanted was some mushy peas. Now Richard and Faye, who have been together for ten years, are planning their first holiday together.  We don’t know where they’ll be going but a recent survey indicated that EuroMillions winners love going to the Caribbean.   A €38.9m EuroMillions jackpot winning syndicate from Ireland went on holiday to the Bahamas after their win.

Despite living in Wales, these EuroMillions winners decided to go to Camelot’s Winners’ Lounge in Watford, England to claim their prize. We recently told you what it’s like going to the Winners’ Lounge but the couple had a bit of a problem getting there.

They went on June 12 which was also Faye’s 36th birthday but then their car broke down on the way. She quickly phoned the AA and bought membership out of their EuroMillions winnings and they eventually arrived in Watford with five minutes to spare.

Richard plans on continuing to work in his salon and can’t wait to start treating himself and his partner with his EuroMillions winnings.

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