In December, EuroMillions hosted the Millionaires Month which saw fifty UK lottery players win £1,000,000 each. The biggest lottery was on the 23rd of December which had twenty-five players win a million each.
One winner realized they had won their million not on the 23rd but instead discovered their windfall on Christmas day. Karen Shaw had purchased tickets for the EuroMillions and placed it under the Christmas tree as a surprise for her family.
Karen opened presents with her family – husband Anthony and children Saran and Karl at their home in Cumbria but didn’t look at the tickets till 4pm. Imagine their surprise when they discovered they had won £1 million.
She said: “We eventually all sat down around 4pm on Christmas Day to open the presents and I remembered the tickets. I had put them in an envelope under the tree. Karl was looking at numbers on his phone and suddenly said ‘You had better check it – I think it’s a winner’. It is unbelievable that we had £1 million under our tree all that time.”
Karen had decided to buy tickets for each of her family members on a whim and purchased the tickets at the Asda in Kendal. Over the coming days we expect to hear many more such happy stories of UK lottery players who have had fantastic wins with the Millionaires Month
And for those that weren’t lucky with Millionaire Raffle, perhaps they can have a go at the EuroMillions this weekend. The jackpot is now a massive £60,000,000 and winning it would make a great start to 2012.
The Euro Millions Lottery jackpot has rolled over yet again, now for the fifth time and players have till Friday to buy tickets for the lottery game.
Written by Joe Taylor for EuroMillion Lottery – your best source for lottery news