UK: Couple win $230m lottery, say they can now ‘dream’

Britons Joe and Jess Thwaite, who have so far struggled with the rising cost of living, can finally ‘dream’ it after earning more than £184m (£230m). dollar), in the pan-European EuroMillions lottery.

This southwest England couple, who have two children, won exactly £184,262,899 on Tuesday 10 May, on a ticket whose numbers were set in random by system.

Although some of the winners prefer to remain anonymous, they revealed their identities on Thursday live on the television.

“This winning result gives us time to dream, something we’ve never had before,” said Jess Thwaite, 44, who runs a hair salon with her sister.

He said the award was “a huge relief,” explaining that his family, like many others, had trouble paying bills that don’t stop rising yet.

Her husband Joe, 49, exclaimed an often-playing commercial: “That’s huge.” the lottery When there is a lot of money at stake.

“Now I turn on the water heater (…) thinking that everything is going well, and it was not like that before,” he added, referring to the high energy prices in kingdom united.

It was he who discovered that they were the lucky winners of the biggest grand prize in Euromillion did not win it kingdom united The second in the history of this lottery, which is sold in twelve European countries.

After checking the application the lottery The day after the withdrawal, “I looked at the amount, left the phone and then picked it up and looked at the amount again,” he explained.

“I started counting the numbers and I thought at the time that it was unusual but also unrealistic,” he added.

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The a partnerwho lives in a house in poor condition, surrounded by many animals, such as ponies, dogs and even geckos, decides to reveal himself so that he can share the joy with family and friends.

Jess and Joe Thwait explained that they “probably” would buy a new car and take their kids on vacation to Hawaii, where they had always wanted to go.

Previous record in United kingdom 170 million pounds, won by an unknown player in October 2019, while France won the biggest jackpot at EuroMillions, 220 million euros, in October 2021.

France Press agency

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