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Pub landlords wealthy after $1m EuroMillions win
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The landlords of the White Horse pub in Quidhampton near Salisbury in Wiltshire, England, have had a “bonkers week.” That’s because Nick and Zoe Hoare won £1m in the May 9 EuroMillions draw.Their win came via the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code and the couple, who have run the White Horse pub for the past three years say the win “still hasn’t sunk in.” “It's crazy, it's been an absolutely bonkers week,” said Zoe. It’s the latest big win in Wiltshire after Ruth and Peter Doyle won a £1m EuroMillions prize.Their winning EuroMillions ticket was a lucky dip ticket purchased from Waitrose in Salisbury but if it wasn’t for the carpets in their pub, they might never have become millionaires. Last Monday was their day off so they hired a rug cleaner to do the pub carpets and the next day they returned it and popped into Waitrose to buy those lucky tickets. Nick joked, “who knew cleaning could be so lucrative.” He then put the EuroMillions tickets in his wallet and “thought no more of it.”It wasn’t until Wednesday that the couple discovered their big EuroMillions win. The couple had just finished their lunchtime shift and were in their office working on plans for their Beer Festival. While Zoe was checking some orders, she heard her husband gasp. No wonder, because he’d just seen that their EuroMillions Millionaire Maker Code matched the one in the May 9 draw. At least he checked the code, not everyone does. English woman Amanda Lewis nearly forgot but then found out about her £1m EuroMillions win. A family in Ireland had to rescue a €500,000 winning EuroMillions ticket from their bin.Initially his wife thought that a mistake had been made and quickly phoned the National Lottery who confirmed the big EuroMillions win. Wayne Rowles from Wales thought someone was playing a prank on him when he won £1m playing EuroMillions. In the USA, Courtney Lowe from Iowa, USA, couldn’t believe her $100,000 Mega Crossword win.Now the couple, who have been married for 11 years, are lottery millionaires, they are going to be at the pub for another six months before quitting. Zoe said: "After that it is just going to be the luxury of time, catch our breath, have a break and have a holiday. We have got so many opportunities." Her husband says it will be “so hard to leave” after working so hard on the venue.In order to give yourself a chance to win, play now with!