A second Lucky Dip does the £1Million trick for Alicia
An expectant mum from Arbroath in Scotland has a second reason to celebrate after winning £1Million in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker draw.
Alicia Harper, 23, who is expecting her first child, a baby boy, in September, almost forgot to buy her Lucky Dip tickets for the EuroMillions draw on 29th June 2021. She snapped them up just 10 minutes before entries closed.
Alicia said, “I normally buy Lucky Dips using The National Lottery app. When I noticed I had an extra few pounds in my National Lottery account I decided to buy another one.”
It was the extra Lucky Dip that did the trick, with Alicia becoming an instant millionaire by matching the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code in the draw.
She said, “I couldn’t believe my eyes, so I had to ask my partner to check for me. He called his dad who raced down to see us and check as well! We were all speechless!”
As Alicia checked her ticket in the evening, she had to spend a rather sleepless night before having the news confirmed by Camelot that she had won £1Million.
She said, “My first reaction was just absolute shock. I just couldn’t believe it. Everyone is really happy for me – although my gran says she won’t believe it until she sees a picture of me holding the big cheque!”
Alicia toasted her amazing luck with a glass of Irn Bru instead of the traditional bubbly. Looking to the future, and the new addition to the family, she said, “We’ll obviously spoil him when he arrives, but I’m determined he will grow up with good values when it comes to money.”
Alicia, who has a passion for art, has always dreamed of becoming a digital illustrator. She hopes to use part of her windfall to study the subject at college or university when the time is right.
13th July 2021
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