Elvis fan wins £4.1 million National Lottery jackpot!
For David and Donna Hendry of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2015 is shaping up to be a very good year! After playing the National Lottery for 21 years with virtually the same numbers – all made up of family birthdays – the lucky couple won £4,078, 509 in the January 7th drawing. This triple rollover jackpot came as quite a surprise for David, who is a sales engineer, and Donna, a commercial executive, sharing the news with their 12 year old son.
Retelling the tale of their win, David said he woke up early Thursday morning to check the numbers, realizing instantly that he had won, as he knew his lucky numbers by heart. “I told Donna first, who obviously didn’t believe me until I showed her the ticket”, he said. Only after telling their son that they had won, did the family check the website for the exact amount.
Spending the Winnings
While Mr. and Mrs. Hendry both agree that it’s too early to fully decide how to spend the money, they do have a few small adjustments that they have already set in motion. The first is a visit to Graceland, to see the birthplace of Elvis. Both David and Donna are huge fans of The King, and so the decision was a no-brainer. “It’s been an unrealistic dream – it’s something I thought I would never, ever see”, David was quoted as saying.
A trip to a family wedding in Canada is also booked, and of course, their soon-to-be-teenage son has his eyes on a chunk of the winnings. The numbers that won the jackpot were 4, 5, 10, 12, 20 and 23, with a bonus number of 24. This week’s most popular lottery in the UK is the UK EuroMillions, where the jackpot is up to £11 million! Play this lottery – and dozens more – from anywhere in the world, right here on theLotter!