Life changing

Welsh chorister nips out for milk and wins £1Million

An 81-year-old male voice choir member is celebrating winning £1Million on EuroMillions. He only bought the tickets as he had to nip out and buy milk.

Arthur Griffiths from North Cornelly in Bridgend won the life-changing £1,000,000 on EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker on 15 December 2017. The rugby fan will treat himself to a debenture ticket at his beloved Principality Stadium, where he has sung on the pitch several times with 80-strong Kenfig Hill and District Male Voice Choir.

Arthur, who has been celebrating with partner of a year Lorraine Rimmer and their families, can’t believe his luck and will also splash out on revamping the home where he has lived for the last 40 years.


Arthur was drinking his usual 6.30am cup of coffee, when he checked his Lucky Dip numbers and crucial winning raffle number against those on the television. He says he couldn’t believe his luck and headed straight to his local store where he bought the ticket to have it double checked. He then phoned Lorraine, 63, and has been on cloud nine ever since.

“Everyone is thrilled for us,” says former steelworker Arthur. “It still hasn’t really sunk in. I suppose I am a lucky person. We didn’t change our Christmas plans – not at all. We are determined to keep our feet on the ground. We may buy the better of the two three-piece suites we had our eye on before Christmas!

“I won’t move – we are in a great spot here and while we love to travel, you can travel anywhere from here very easily, we are so close to the motorway.”


Arthur slept with his winning ticket under his pillow, until he could call Camelot to confirm his win and says, “My friend Mike and I also play the regular National Lottery together, but never the EuroMillions – that may change now! I simply can’t believe my luck – I popped to the shop for a pint of milk and came away with a million pounds, which is just incredible.”

9th January 2018

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