A young couple have just won £45m jackpot on the Euro Millions Lottery
LONDON — A young couple from Nottinghamshire who scooped up £45 million in the EuroMillions lottery said Thursday they planned to spend some of their winnings on their wedding after their “lucky day”.
Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham, both 22 and from Stapleford, won £45,160,170.50 in Tuesday’s rollover draw after playing online with just £5.
Carrington, an Iceland supermarket worker, said she only set up her online account last Friday when she felt she was on a lucky streak.
“I did have a feeling I was going to win,” she said.
“The store where I work had won an incentive for delivering excellent sales. We had been presented with £10,000 which was shared between staff.
“After that I just felt like it was my lucky day and decided to get a EuroMillions ticket.”
The couple, who are due to be married in September, are the second pair from the county to win a EuroMillions jackpot of more than £40 million in less than a month.
Gareth and Catherine Bull, from Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, won nearly £41 million on January 20.
The latest big winners said they couldn’t sleep when they heard about their windfall, which they say they will use to treat family and friends and create their dream home, as well as boost their wedding fund.
“We can now get a big firework display and some entertainment in the evening. It will be our dream day,” said Carrington.
Topham, who works for his father’s painting and decorating business, said: “I have often painted these huge houses and wondered what it would be like to live in one, now I can find out.”
The couple’s win is the seventh largest jackpot ever to be handed out in the UK.
It puts them equal in wealth to actor Hugh Grant, who has a fortune of £45 million and sits at 1,474th place on the Sunday Times Rich List.
The biggest EuroMillions prize was a £161 million jackpot won by Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, Scotland, last year.