I won £111k on the EuroMillions after buying ticket from my 'lucky shop'

I won £111k on the EuroMillions after buying ticket from my 'lucky shop'

I won £111k on the EuroMillions after buying ticket from my 'lucky shop'

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A thrilled taxi driver from Dorset is celebrating after matching five numbers in the EuroMillions draw and picking up a life-changing £111,223.30.

Malcolm Dennett, 56, a breeder of Border Collies, is still reeling from the win although he admits that he’s always secretly believed a win of this magnitude was only a matter of time.

His win came on July 18, just three days after Asda Castlepoint worker Wendy Finch won £300,000 on a scratchcard.

Malcolm bought his winning ticket when he was taking a client to Poole. He said: “I pick up one of my clients in Poole every Thursday and when I’m there I buy my National Lottery tickets, but always from the same shop, Spar in Upton. Earlier in the year I won £1,200 on Lotto so I considered it my lucky shop, with this result, it’s definitely my lucky shop.”

Malcolm discovered his win the following morning but it took a while to find out exactly how much he’d won “I went into a local newsagents to have the ticket checked and when they handed it back to me saying I needed to speak with Camelot I knew I was into the big time but had no idea of the final amount.”

Malcolm then called his wife, Heather, to say he needed to come back to call Camelot as he had won on EuroMillions, a claim she didn’t believe.

Malcolm said: “This year has been like no other. After my £1,200 win, we then had an unexpected inheritance which helped keep the wolves very much from the door and now this amazing EuroMillions win. I don’t know why it’s all coming at once but I like to think that the dear friend who remembered us in her will is smiling down on us again.”

Despite the windfalls Malcolm and Heather, who have a young son, are not making any frivolous purchases. They are already in their dream home but the win will enable them to do all the renovation work they had thought would take years to complete.

They also plan to take their young son to Lapland at Christmas.

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12:42pm Tue 29 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

Brilliant good luck to them all have a great time spending it
Brilliant good luck to them all have a great time spending it hamworthygirl
  • Score: 22

2:22pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Sir Cliff West says...

Seems fare.
Seems fare. Sir Cliff West
  • Score: 8

5:02pm Tue 29 Jul 14

HappyTalkyTalkyHappyTalk says...

Well done its lovely to hear a happy story, somebody is definately looking down on you, enjoy :-) and spend wisely, i hope you enjoy lapland
Well done its lovely to hear a happy story, somebody is definately looking down on you, enjoy :-) and spend wisely, i hope you enjoy lapland HappyTalkyTalkyHappyTalk
  • Score: 8

6:24pm Tue 29 Jul 14

spooki says...

Sir Cliff West wrote:
Seems fare.
Hahahaaaa good one! "Lol"
[quote][p][bold]Sir Cliff West[/bold] wrote: Seems fare.[/p][/quote]Hahahaaaa good one! "Lol" spooki
  • Score: 4

6:42pm Tue 29 Jul 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Why can't it go to a young couple who need to buy their own home and not some people already in their dream home with an inheritance. Not exactly justice is it?
Why can't it go to a young couple who need to buy their own home and not some people already in their dream home with an inheritance. Not exactly justice is it? misplacedspaniard
  • Score: -29

7:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

steve518 says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Why can't it go to a young couple who need to buy their own home and not some people already in their dream home with an inheritance. Not exactly justice is it?
It's called a lottery!
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Why can't it go to a young couple who need to buy their own home and not some people already in their dream home with an inheritance. Not exactly justice is it?[/p][/quote]It's called a lottery! steve518
  • Score: 11

10:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

cheeriedriteup says...

To be honest stories like this really saddens me that the Government refused Richard Branson to run the lottery, this couple already had there dream home, people buy the lottery to try to win their dream, Branson would make this dream realistic for more people, this taxi driver has the right to play and win but half the amount would suffice, maybe the other half would helped some one start their journey on the property ladder.
To be honest stories like this really saddens me that the Government refused Richard Branson to run the lottery, this couple already had there dream home, people buy the lottery to try to win their dream, Branson would make this dream realistic for more people, this taxi driver has the right to play and win but half the amount would suffice, maybe the other half would helped some one start their journey on the property ladder. cheeriedriteup
  • Score: -9

2:47am Wed 30 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

if you don't have any frivolous expenses please consider buying up the HMOs in Boscombe.
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Rent to families at a discount for a while and really transform the area.
if you don't have any frivolous expenses please consider buying up the HMOs in Boscombe. . Rent to families at a discount for a while and really transform the area. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -12

12:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Browser123 says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
To be honest stories like this really saddens me that the Government refused Richard Branson to run the lottery, this couple already had there dream home, people buy the lottery to try to win their dream, Branson would make this dream realistic for more people, this taxi driver has the right to play and win but half the amount would suffice, maybe the other half would helped some one start their journey on the property ladder.
Why should only young people win the lottery, why can they not struggle with rent/mortgages and try to save like the rest of us have had to do ? This winner is near retirement age and worked probably since he was 16, and has only just had money coming in. Or do you want Richard Branson to means test winners, and if they have a house then halve their winnings ?
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: To be honest stories like this really saddens me that the Government refused Richard Branson to run the lottery, this couple already had there dream home, people buy the lottery to try to win their dream, Branson would make this dream realistic for more people, this taxi driver has the right to play and win but half the amount would suffice, maybe the other half would helped some one start their journey on the property ladder.[/p][/quote]Why should only young people win the lottery, why can they not struggle with rent/mortgages and try to save like the rest of us have had to do ? This winner is near retirement age and worked probably since he was 16, and has only just had money coming in. Or do you want Richard Branson to means test winners, and if they have a house then halve their winnings ? Browser123
  • Score: 2

4:47pm Wed 30 Jul 14

mightyturbo says...

Browser123 wrote:
cheeriedriteup wrote:
To be honest stories like this really saddens me that the Government refused Richard Branson to run the lottery, this couple already had there dream home, people buy the lottery to try to win their dream, Branson would make this dream realistic for more people, this taxi driver has the right to play and win but half the amount would suffice, maybe the other half would helped some one start their journey on the property ladder.
Why should only young people win the lottery, why can they not struggle with rent/mortgages and try to save like the rest of us have had to do ? This winner is near retirement age and worked probably since he was 16, and has only just had money coming in. Or do you want Richard Branson to means test winners, and if they have a house then halve their winnings ?
Couldn't agree more.

So some rich chap wins on the lottery, now we must assess whether he was eligible to play in the first place? Justice doesn't come into it. We live in a free society, which last time i checked, meant anybody can buy a lottery ticket irrespective of status?

Sounds like a case of the green eyed monster for many.
[quote][p][bold]Browser123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: To be honest stories like this really saddens me that the Government refused Richard Branson to run the lottery, this couple already had there dream home, people buy the lottery to try to win their dream, Branson would make this dream realistic for more people, this taxi driver has the right to play and win but half the amount would suffice, maybe the other half would helped some one start their journey on the property ladder.[/p][/quote]Why should only young people win the lottery, why can they not struggle with rent/mortgages and try to save like the rest of us have had to do ? This winner is near retirement age and worked probably since he was 16, and has only just had money coming in. Or do you want Richard Branson to means test winners, and if they have a house then halve their winnings ?[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. So some rich chap wins on the lottery, now we must assess whether he was eligible to play in the first place? Justice doesn't come into it. We live in a free society, which last time i checked, meant anybody can buy a lottery ticket irrespective of status? Sounds like a case of the green eyed monster for many. mightyturbo
  • Score: -1

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