If you think choosing the correct winning lottery ticket numbers makes you clever or different from the rest, check out these lucky few:
The Britows, of the 1st Scout Troop of Devon, hit a £15 million jackpot in 2004 as they were facing redundancy. The group used their winnings to go on a two week wilderness holiday in Canada before buying up the local land around their base in order to protect themselves from greedy developers.
Peter Lavery, won £10.2 million on the lottery/">National Lottery in 1996 and used to money to buy a whiskey distillery, which makes his favourite brand ‘Danny Boy’. Lavery failed to splash out in any other extravagant way.
John McGinnues, won £10 Million in 1997 and ploughed the lot of it into his beloved Livingstone Football Club. The football club duly sank and took John with it. McGinnues is now £2 million in debt.
Eric and Sue Tarry of Fakenham played the same numbers on the lottery for years. One week, Mr Fakenham forgot the numbers when going to buy their tickets. He used the lucky dip instead and won a vast £7.6 million.
Michael Carroll, the self-named ‘King of the Chavs’, won £9.7 million in 2002 and managed to blow it all on poor property purchases, drugs, cars, and wild parties. Carroll was sent to prison for fighting in public and within 18 months was down to his last £500,000. He attempted suicide in 2011.
Stan and Pat Cable, won £4 million in 2011 when their lottery ticket numbers came in but still haven’t moved from their two-bed council flat in Suffolk. The Cable’s say the reason they have not moved is because they like their neighbours too much!
Michael Egglestone, won £2.7 million on the lottery/">National Lottery and used the money to pay for his triple bypass surgery, as well as shelling of £8,000 on a second hand Robin Reliant for himself!