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20 National Lottery winners over 20 years

Meet 20 National Lottery winners from the past 20 years

Since The National Lottery first launched in 1994, it’s created more than 7,000 millionaires and paid out £53 billion in prizes. Here, from left to right, and with winnings worth more than £180 million between them, are 20 lucky lottery winners from the last 20 years.

Meet the winners:

Jackie King won a Lotto jackpot of £14,003,369 in 1998

"I've been lucky enough to travel the world, but my favourite purchase would have to be my two gorgeous dogs Barley and Suki, a springer spaniel and a Dogue de Bordeaux.”

Brian Caswell won a EuroMillions jackpot of £24,951,269 in 2009

“Being able to give my family financial security and help people in our local community is such a fantastic feeling I can’t even put it into words!”

Emma Wildin won the top prize of £1,000,000 on the Millionaire 777s Scratchcard in 2013

“We stayed at the Disneyland Hotel earlier this year, which was like a dream. I’ve also been able to indulge in my favourite guilty pleasure – shopping!”

Mark Brudenell won a Lotto jackpot of £916,915 in 1997

“We used a majority of our winnings to set up our business; however we also bought ourselves a great home as well as some lovely cars – a Range Rover Sport and an Audi A5. “

Karen Child won a Lotto jackpot of £8,471,383 in 2007

“I now have a lovely four-bedroom home of my own. I have met so many people and had the chance to get involved with lots of interesting projects.”

Malcolm Wilkins won the Lotto jackpot of £10,166,103 in 2002

“Family came first for me so I made sure my sister and brother were settled before I treated myself. I love travelling and winning has enabled me to see so much of the world.”

Matt Myles (seated) won a EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize of £1,000,000 in 2014

"I’ve loved travelling the world and sharing my win with my family and friends – it has just been the most amazing experience.”

Deana Sampson (stood on bar) won a Lotto jackpot of £5,439,681 in 1996

“Having come from very humble beginnings, I knew I had to make the money work for me and my family. I’ve made some good investments and am now a lady of leisure.”

Niki Otterburn (stood on bar) won a Lotto jackpot of £2,216,029 in 2001

“I grew up with horses but after an accident I become a fitness instructor. The lottery win has given me a second chance to follow my dream. I spend every day outside whatever the weather and love every minute.”

Eloise Heard won a Lotto jackpot of £1,346,840 in 2011

“My fiancé David and I have taken our time spending the money on the ‘big things’ in life, like our home and wedding. We’re both working hard to get our businesses going but knowing we have financial security at such a young age is phenomenal!”

Gareth Bull won the EuroMillions jackpot of £40,627,241 in 2012

“Since winning we’ve been able to take our foot off the pedal a bit. We also believe it’s important to give something back and are involved with various charities as well as taking an active part in our local community.”

Sarah Cockings (seated) won a Lotto jackpot of £3,045,705 in 2005

“As well as some of the more fun things I’ve bought, I’m also really lucky to be able to be a stay at home mum as that is a real luxury these days.”

Sharon Mather won a £12,408,000 EuroMillions jackpot in 2010

“Sharing the win has been the best experience. It was amazing to be able to take my husband Nigel’s mum and dad away on their first holiday abroad in 20 years and we’ve been able to make family members mortgage free.”

Dean Hardman won a EuroMillions jackpot of £6,750,278 in 2006

“I have always enjoyed following many sports and have had the chance to sponsor a number of local boxers and darts players, as well as Bury FC.”

Alex Dyer won a Lotto jackpot of £5,957,937 in 2003

“I absolutely love my home in Spain, it’s a bit like The Good Life only with less rain. We grow our own food and I have my own horse so I can go riding on the beach whenever I want.”

Dean Allen won a Lotto jackpot of £13,861,061 in 2000

“I’ve flown a jet plane in the Florida Keys, gone ice racing in Finland and skydived in Devon. But the most rewarding part has been being able to help out my family and support charities close to my heart.”

Thea Bristow won a Lotto jackpot of £15,000,000 in 2004

"We've been able to make sure our three children and their children are financially secure as well as support great causes like 'The Make a Wish Foundation'."

Jane Cunningham won a Lotto jackpot of £7,544,200 in 2008

“The win enabled me to move into a lovely family home and I’ve been able to get my daughter on the property ladder. I’m able to indulge in lovely shoes too!”

Roy Gibney won a Lotto jackpot of £7,500,000 in 1998

"When I won I enjoyed all the luxuries you would expect of a lottery winner – even featuring my winning numbers on the bottom of my swimming pool. Nowadays I don't indulge quite as much but still enjoy the carefree life winning has given me, and I split my time between my villa in Cyprus and Britain."

Elaine Thompson won Lotto jackpot of £2,704,666 in 1995

“We’ve worked and played hard over the past 19 years. Life has calmed down now but we still enjoy the odd trappings of the lottery lifestyle – we are off to Las Vegas again next week!”

The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK since 1994. In that time, there have been more than 7,000 new millionaires created and by playing The National Lottery you raise over £30 million for good causes every week.

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