Boston builder wins £76m EuroMillions jackpot
Now here’s a nice delayed Christmas story: Andrew Clark, a 51-years old builder from Boston, Lincolnshire, became a millionaire overnight by winning a £76m EuroMillions jackpot on 2 November. The winning tickets was tucked away in the visor of his van up to six weeks after the draw. He finally got the winning ticket out of the stash in his van after his partner Trisha kept urging him to do so.
“It almost feels like some magical Christmas story, the man who nearly lost £76 million!”, says Andrew. Organiser Camelot said Andrew Clark has officially made a claim for the prize and it is the 12th biggest win ever in the UK. Self-employed Mr Clark said his partner kept telling him to check the tickets, and her niece Louise, who he was building an extension for, was also in on it once she’d heard about the unclaimed prize in the news”. But as we all know chances of winning are small and so the urgency to check the tickets was not so high for Andrew: “It was something of a standing joke that I had all these tickets while there was a local prize outstanding, so for weeks they were on at me to check.”
Andrew revealed himself as the winner at a press conference and now plans to take early retirement. The winning ticket was bought from Eastwood Road Post Office in Boston. Andrew also told reporters of a previous occasion in the summer when his stash of lottery tickets blew out of his van window.
He and his partner have already bought a new home but Andrew said he looks forward to help all his family with this money. “This Christmas is going to be a quiet affair, but next year will be a different story,” he said. He also planned to celebrate the win with a meal at a restaurant in Skegness on New Year’s Eve.
The winning ticket matched five main numbers and two Lucky Star numbers to win the entire £76,369,806 jackpot in the draw on 2 November. The numbers were 5, 15, 17, 37, 44 and the Lucky Star numbers were 7 and 11.
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