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UK couple tell of £53 million EuroMillions win

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Bondi Junction
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A Lincolnshire woman told her husband "don't be so stupid" when he revealed they had won £53m (US$79 million) on the lottery.

Richard and Angela Maxwell, both 67, from Boston, won £53,193,914 in the EuroMillions jackpot draw on Tuesday. Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England.

It is the 10th-biggest UK lottery win, with the couple saying they would help family and friends.

Mr. Maxwell said he waited for four hours to tell his wife as she did not answer her mobile phone and then she thought it was an April Fool's joke.

Mr. Maxwell said he checked the results online on Wednesday and was left "in shock" when they matched.

But he could not tell his wife as she was out at a luncheon club.

"When she came back later that afternoon, she was carrying a basket of tea towels and she started asking me about our dinner plans that evening," he said.

"I immediately told her we weren't going out for dinner. I said 'We can't go out for dinner Angela, I've got something to tell you'."

Mrs. Maxwell said, "I didn't know what to think. Richard just went red in the face and then said 'We've won £53 million'.

"I just said 'Don't be stupid' — he's always playing jokes so I thought it was an April Fool. I just didn't believe it then he showed me the numbers on the website and I dropped the basket of tea towels on the floor.

"I then just sat down in the chair for about half an hour stunned."

The couple, who have two daughters, said they were still planning what to do with the money but that helping their family, and their wider community, was top of the list.

On Wednesday, another couple revealed they scooped a £1m lottery win for a second time.

Dave and Kathleen Long, from Scunthorpe, won their first jackpot in 2013.

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Boston's most notable landmark is St Botolph's Church ("The Stump"), the largest parish church in England, with one of the taller towers in England, visible for miles around from the flat lands of Lincolnshire.

Residents of Boston are known as Bostonians. Emigrants from Boston named several other settlements after the town, most notably Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States.

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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    Posted: April 5, 2015, 10:21 am - IP Logged

    You have listed the + £50m Jackpot winners. There was also a young couple in there mid twenties who went public. I personally think going public will give you some benefits from Camelot eg. financial advise that the others who remain anonymous won't get ... And yes it's odd that Camelot is owned by a Canadian pension fund :-)

      Bondi Junction
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      Posted: April 5, 2015, 10:24 pm - IP Logged
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      No justice in this world-a chicken mass murderer wins the lottery. I do not wish them well.

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        "a chicken mass murderer"

        Yes folks - this is the Guardian.

         

         

        In the comments section of the Guardian newspaper article.

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

        Bondi Junction
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        Posted: April 5, 2015, 10:32 pm - IP Logged
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        No justice in this world-a chicken mass murderer wins the lottery. I do not wish them well.

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          "a chicken mass murderer"

          Yes folks - this is the Guardian.

           

           

          In the comments section of the Guardian newspaper article.

        "Richard Maxwell, a semi-retired consultant in the poultry industry, said he was helping builders move bricks for the garage work the couple are having done when he took a break on Wednesday to check their ticket on the website."

        From the store in the UK Guardian newspaper.

         

        So because Richard Maxwell is a consultant in the poultry industry, that means he is a,

         

          "a chicken mass murderer".

         

        This comment at the end of the Guardian's article is crazy. This is why so many do remain anonymous, who needs that kind of nonsense?

        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

          Bondi Junction
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          Posted: April 5, 2015, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

          The following comments also from the Guardian newspaper are amusing!

           

           

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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            Posted: April 6, 2015, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

            "This comment at the end of the Guardian's article is crazy. This is why so many do remain anonymous, who needs that kind of nonsense?"

            When one wins a lottery in which so many invested and won nothing, these kinds of jealous statements are going to be made. 

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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