UK Lottery players, Mick Tyler and Sarah Harmer who are from Kent, England won £1m playing the September 29 UK Lotto draw.
While the engaged couple were enjoying a meal at a family pub, Mick received an email from the National Lottery. Not thinking too much of it, and even saying to Sarah, “it’s probably only a few quid,” they carried on eating.
When they eventually got home, Mick decided to read the email. That’s when he was shocked to discover that he had in fact won £1m on the UK Lotto.
However, the National Lottery call centre wasn’t open until 8am the next morning.
First thing in the morning, Mick called them to confirm the win. The customer service representative initially told he hadn’t won anything. “And then he said ‘oh sorry, it’s my mistake, I was looking at the wrong date’ and he said ‘yeah I can confirm you’ve won £1million.
“When the win was confirmed we both screamed, before calling all the family and telling them to come over to celebrate. There was a lot of shouting and laughter, not your average Monday morning, I don’t know what the neighbours thought was going on! They were probably grateful for the peace when we disappeared on holiday the following day!”
He and his fiancé immediately took the day off work and spent the day celebrating with their family.
The UK Lottery win came the day before they were about to jet off to Portugal for a week’s holiday.
Speaking to Lottery officials, Mick said: “I proposed to Sarah in Reculver on Christmas Eve but in order to save up for the wedding, we weren’t going to get married until June 2020.
"While we were on holiday we decided why wait, so we called the venue to bring it forward and now we will be Mr and Mrs almost a year sooner.”
The UK Lottery winners also decided to put a deposit down on a five-bedroom house.
“After that I think we were on a roll, so we called the developers who we’d seen building our dream house around the corner from our current home and decided to put a reserve on that too.
"Then we sat back and enjoyed the Portuguese sun”
Once the couple got home from their holiday and their UK Lottery winnings were safely in the bank, they are eagerly planning their wedding. They said that they will be honeymooning in the United States.
Besides a beautiful wedding and a dream honeymoon, the lucky couple is also busy deciding on the new fixtures for their new home.
Mick said: “This is all so utterly mad and yet so flipping brilliant! For months, every evening we have been walking our dog Ralph past this development of beautiful homes joking that if we won the lottery we’d move there. And now we have, and now we will!
“Yesterday we were picking the flooring and kitchen cupboards for a lavish five-bedroom detached dream home, two weeks ago we were choosing new wallpaper for our three bed-semi.
“Aside from our new home, and the best wedding ever, we don’t have any solid plans. We will both carry on working and in the future might consider setting up our own business or investing in property but for now, we will focus on our new home and that big day in September next year and maybe spend just a little more time improving my golf handicap.”
It just goes to show you that winning the lottery can happen in the blink of an eye.
You too could win the lottery. All it takes is playing your six lucky UK Lottery numbers and who knows – you too could be jetting off and living the lotto lifestyle!
Best of luck!
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