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Scotland family celebrates third big lottery prize

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By Todd Northrop

An elderly couple from Scotland are celebrating a £1 million (US$1.5 million) lottery payout that continues an amazing family run of Lotto luck.

Peter Fry, 90, and his wife Mary, 86, landed the huge prize in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle and have been hailed as Scotland's luckiest family. The couple, from Bo'ness, West Lothian, shared the win with their three daughters, Margaret, 64, Janet, 59, and Isobel, 57.

The family play together, purchasing five lines twice a week, and were amazed when they matched the numbers to win one of two £1 million prizes on May 18. 

Their daughter Margaret won £20,000 last year and Peter's cousin Annette Brown, 82, was the UK's 2500th National Lottery millionaire after winning a £1,151,496 share of the Lotto jackpot in October 2010.

Speaking after their latest win, Margaret said, "My dad went down to Tesco on Saturday as normal and passed his tickets over to get checked.

"The till operator advised him that he had won a 'wee bit of money' and it was too much to pay out in the store — thinking it was around £500, he had no idea we were about to become millionaires.

"When we were told £1 million we were in such shock. My mum kept saying 'a million?' in such disbelief. It was the most amazing feeling!

"As a family we're always played the game but never really believed we would win a substantial amount, this shows that it could be anyone. It's truly life changing."

Peter and Mary, who are retired, have six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and expect to welcome their sixth in July.

The family confirmed that they will be continuing playing the lottery together to see if luck comes their way again.

Speaking of the family's latest win, cousin Annette said, "I'm so happy for Peter — it couldn't have happened to a better man and talk about keeping it in the family.

"Winning The National Lottery made my life so much easier and I hope it's the same for him. I can't wait to see him and celebrate our luck together in person."

Peter bought the family's ticket from Tesco on Links Road in Bo'ness.

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Posted: May 31, 2016, 9:44 am - IP Logged

You never know when Lady Luck will shine on You!

A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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    Posted: May 31, 2016, 11:01 am - IP Logged

    This is so awesome!!!!!!

    I AM FABULOUS Banana!!!

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      Posted: May 31, 2016, 11:03 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the Fry's & daughters. A Family that sticks together wins together..so it seems. 

      People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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        Posted: May 31, 2016, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

        WOW!! Congratulations to the family. 

         Observe their ages and ask yourself,"Could I possibly live another thirty years?" We are all living longer than we expect too. Just another thought about taking the thirty-year payment plan.

         Personally, I will be choosing the Lump Sum. I do not think that my body has another thirty years left in it.

        I could be wrong.

         As this Mega Millions jackpot rises to higher levels than the Annuity does look better.

        Group Hug

         I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

         Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

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          Posted: May 31, 2016, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

          They need to change a old saying to "Luck of the Scottish"

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            Posted: May 31, 2016, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

            .

            No one here could possibly know what seeing the photo of the elderly Fry couple above does to me.

            In the other photo, the three daughters are huddled around them like "Gimme Gimme Gimme".

            I'd sign up each of the daughters up for Nutri-System.

             

             

            (like you have room to talk, Groppo?
            well, no, but . . . um. . i . . . um.. . .duh. . . )

            • Don't chase the numbers you play.
            • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
            • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                      (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
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              Posted: May 31, 2016, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

              Congrats to the happy family.

              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

              For a lead role in a cage?

               

                                                          From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                Posted: May 31, 2016, 7:18 pm - IP Logged

                .

                No one here could possibly know what seeing the photo of the elderly Fry couple above does to me.

                In the other photo, the three daughters are huddled around them like "Gimme Gimme Gimme".

                I'd sign up each of the daughters up for Nutri-System.

                 

                 

                (like you have room to talk, Groppo?
                well, no, but . . . um. . i . . . um.. . .duh. . . )

                The remark about the daughters is a low blow G. Has the thought ever crossed your mind that they could have a medical problem which would prevent them from losing  weight? Perhaps they have tried dieting & failed- happens even to the folks on " The biggest loser" who gain all their weight & then some back. I guess what l am saying is ...Live & let live.

                Now would be a great time to...Repent!

                People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                  The remark about the daughters is a low blow G. Has the thought ever crossed your mind that they could have a medical problem which would prevent them from losing  weight? Perhaps they have tried dieting & failed- happens even to the folks on " The biggest loser" who gain all their weight & then some back. I guess what l am saying is ...Live & let live.

                  Now would be a great time to...Repent!

                  It is a low blow.

                  The one thing about social media these days is that it's real easy for someone to sit behind a keyboard and spout crap about someone they never met. All of a sudden keyboard commandos become experts on people they don't even know based on a news article and a picture.

                  Kinda sad.

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                       Puke  luck, think about it...DancePartyDance...Thinking of...

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                      .

                      No one here could possibly know what seeing the photo of the elderly Fry couple above does to me.

                      In the other photo, the three daughters are huddled around them like "Gimme Gimme Gimme".

                      I'd sign up each of the daughters up for Nutri-System.

                       

                       

                      (like you have room to talk, Groppo?
                      well, no, but . . . um. . i . . . um.. . .duh. . . )

                      Congrats to the family.  Happy families come in all shapes and sizes and so do grouches.

                      Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

                      “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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                        Posted: June 1, 2016, 7:18 am - IP Logged

                        .

                        No one here could possibly know what seeing the photo of the elderly Fry couple above does to me.

                        In the other photo, the three daughters are huddled around them like "Gimme Gimme Gimme".

                        I'd sign up each of the daughters up for Nutri-System.

                         

                         

                        (like you have room to talk, Groppo?
                        well, no, but . . . um. . i . . . um.. . .duh. . . )

                        Might be they are genetically prone to a heavier set. Considering the parents ages, the

                        daughters may well follow to their ripe old age. Changing what's obviously healthy for

                        them so far by caving to the 'preferred' weight of some people by starting NutriSystem

                        might just throw them totally out of whack. I say don't change a thing. They look very

                        happy and happy affects health too.

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                          .

                          No one here could possibly know what seeing the photo of the elderly Fry couple above does to me.

                          In the other photo, the three daughters are huddled around them like "Gimme Gimme Gimme".

                          I'd sign up each of the daughters up for Nutri-System.

                           

                           

                          (like you have room to talk, Groppo?
                          well, no, but . . . um. . i . . . um.. . .duh. . . )

                          Trolls are everywhere, even on LP.

                          I don't think they are overweight, healthy females with pear shape is what I perceive.  Take a good luck around the good old USA and you can see many, many folks morbidly obese.  Kind of sad to me, sort of like it is a trophy to some of them and could care less about what the excessive weight does to their bodies.

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                            .

                            No one here could possibly know what seeing the photo of the elderly Fry couple above does to me.

                            In the other photo, the three daughters are huddled around them like "Gimme Gimme Gimme".

                            I'd sign up each of the daughters up for Nutri-System.

                             

                             

                            (like you have room to talk, Groppo?
                            well, no, but . . . um. . i . . . um.. . .duh. . . )

                            When all three are like that, it's probably in the family. Genes.