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Welsh couple remember their momentous National Lottery win ahead of special Friday 13th EuroMillions draw

A couple from New Tredegar, who won a life-changing £1M EuroMillions Millionaire Maker prize just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, have been looking back on their momentous National Lottery win and reminiscing about how they were doubly lucky on that fateful day.

Speaking ahead of this Friday’s special EuroMillions draw, which will mark the traditionally unlucky date of Friday 13th by creating a lucky guaranteed 13 UK millionaires, Lynne and David Price have been recalling how their win coincided with truly amazing news for Lynne’s health.

Pictured: Lynne and David

Lynne said, “There was an awful lot going on the day we won (October 2019), as well as finding out we were millionaires I also had the all clear from my four year breast cancer check. It was really quite overwhelming and a day we will both never forget.

“That was just under a couple of years ago and I’m now approaching six years all clear this October, as well as the two year anniversary of our win.”

The couple, who had big plans to use some of their winnings to see the world, have been raring to go and, as soon as travel restrictions allow, will be heading off on a dream Caribbean cruise.

They have also put some of their winnings towards their daughter’s wedding and are planning a big celebration with family and friends.

David said, “Even though it has been a strange time since we won, we still can’t believe our luck. To be able to share our good fortune with our family has been such a privilege and with Lynne getting the all clear, we hope there are lots of good times to come.”

Camelot’s Andy Carter, Senior Winners’ Advisor at The National Lottery, is the head of the team paying out all major winners across the UK. Andy, who has paid out over £2BN in National Lottery winnings, said, “For people who have won big sums over the last couple of years, it can have felt a bit odd having so much money and nowhere to spend it. However, our first bit of advice to all winners is always to take their time before they make any big purchases, and I’m sure that all our winners will have given a lot of thought to how they will be spending their winnings as life starts to return to ‘normal’.”

And The National Lottery will this ‘unlucky’ Friday 13th be ensuring a host of new millionaires will be giving a lot of thought to how they will be spending their winnings as 13 UK EuroMillions players will win 13 guaranteed £1M Millionaire Maker prizes in the special EuroMillions draw. There’s also a massive estimated £93M EuroMillions jackpot on offer – Friday 13th could turn out to be very lucky indeed for UK EuroMillions players.

Andy said, “What a big night Friday promises to be for EuroMillions players. I’m looking forward to welcoming 13 new millionaires to The National Lottery family after Friday night’s draw – it certainly seems that Friday 13th isn’t that unlucky after all! As always, the team is on hand to support and help guide the winners as they start their new adventure with their life-changing win.”

For every EuroMillions line played, UK players automatically receive a EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code printed on their ticket. EuroMillions Millionaire Maker normally guarantees to create a millionaire in every draw, but 13 will be created in Friday’s special EuroMillions draw.

Players are urged to get their tickets before 7.30pm this Friday (13 August) to be in with a chance of winning one of the 13 EuroMillions Millionaire Maker prizes, as well as being in with a chance of scooping the jaw-dropping EuroMillions jackpot.