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Celebrations all round for £1Million Lotto winners

Waterlooville couple, Ron and Joan Brumhill, were already planning their 62nd wedding anniversary celebrations with their family when they found out they’d won £1Million on Lotto by matching 5 balls plus the Bonus Ball. Now it's a double celebration!

The key to the success of their marriage and, it turns out, their National Lottery playing, is teamwork. Ron buys the tickets whilst Joan checks them on her phone. Which is exactly what happened when Joan realised they’d won.

Ron had popped out for a couple of errands so Joan settled down for a cup of tea. She said, "I decided to check our Lottery ticket on my phone. Usually it’s nothing, sometimes a little something so when I saw we’d matched 5 numbers and a Bonus Ball and we’d won £1Million, I couldn’t believe it and just burst into tears of joy!”

Known for his ‘just popping out’ turning into rather lengthy visits, the patient Joan had to wait for Ron to return, with the ticket clutched firmly in her hand, so he could confirm they really had just become millionaires.

Ron said, “I walked into the house and Joan was rushing me in saying ‘hurry up, quickly, we’ve won something big on the Lottery’. Not for a second when your wife says that do you dream it would be £1Million! But when I checked it online, I saw that Joan was right and we were officially millionaires”.

With the win confirmed, the couple are now enjoying planning for both their upcoming anniversary and their new-found wealth with a family celebration. While Ron’s rather long wishlist still needs a bit of work, they know they’re going to treat the family, buy a new car, carry out a kitchen refresh and go on a cruise to the Norweigian Fjords.

27th January 2020

For 25 years The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK. Since November 19th 1994 there have been 5,500 new millionaires created and over £40 billion has been given to good causes across the UK.

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