Couple win EuroMillions twice – at odds of 283 billion to one!
David and Kathleen Long recently scooped their second lottery million in two years.
The couple from Scunthorpe in the UK are the first to scoop a EuroMillions £1m (approximately US$ 1,496,448) prize twice, and have beaten odds of 283 billion to one.
David almost missed his first EuroMillions win, back in July 2013, when he misread his numbers and thought he’d only won £2.70. He threw the ticket in the bin, only fishing it out on a whim when he decided to go to the shop to buy a paper. “By the time I’d got to the shop I realised it was worth a heck of a lot more,” he said.
“We’re not extravagant people,” said former lorry driver David, 59. “We still live in a mobile home, believe it or not. We’ve done it up nice, mind – we’ve extended it, put in a modern kitchen and added a conservatory.”
The former lorry driver said he was “shocked” to win EuroMillions again but continued buying a ticket after their first million-pound win because “I just knew it would be my turn again someday”.
A spokesman for the UK national lottery, said: “This is an extraordinary situation where somebody’s been fortunate enough to win EuroMillions twice. As you can imagine, we see winners who win once who are very, very shocked. It must be even more shocking to win twice.”
David said “you never know” when asked about winning for a third time.
“They say things come in threes, don’t they?” he said. “Third time lucky and all that.”
“You never know. You’ve just got to believe that one day you’re going to do it. We’ve done it. To believe we’re going to do it again. It’s happened. Could it be a third time?”