£1m lottery win – for a second time

Published: Wednesday 1st April 2015 by The News Editor

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A UK couple have won £1 million in the EuroMillions for the second time – beating odds of more than 283 billion to one.

The pair from Scunthorpe, who scooped the big money prize on Friday night, won their first £1 million within the last two years.

They are the first people to win £1 million twice who have gone public and are expected to reveal themselves later today.

A Camelot spokesman said: “This is an extraordinary situation where somebody’s been fortunate enough to win twice.

“As you can imagine, we see winners who win once who are very, very shocked. It must be even more shocking to win twice.”

They also won a top-of-the-range Jaguar.

Meanwhile, a UK ticketholder won last night’s £53 million EuroMillions jackpot but has yet to claim the prize.

This is the 10th biggest EuroMillions jackpot to be won in the UK.

While there are rumours that other people have won big sums of money twice but opted to remain anonymous, the chances of winning £1 million twice are highly unlikely.

Things that bookmaker William Hill believes have odds of a million to one – a lot smaller than 283 billion to one – include David Cameron winning the 100 metres at the 2016 Olympic Games, Jeremy Clarkson riding the winner of the Grand National and the royal baby captaining the England football, cricket and rugby sides and also winning Wimbledon.

According to Ladbrokes, there is more chance of Simon Cowell becoming prime minister at any time with odds of 10,000/1, Elvis being found alive this year at 50,000/1, England to win the next three World Cups at 2,500/1, and the royal baby being called Wayne at 500/1.

A spokesman for the bookmaker said: “Given the odds suggest it’s far more likely Elvis is found alive this year, it’s fair to say this couple have the lucky touch.”

Published: Wednesday 1st April 2015 by The News Editor

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