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UK man celebrates £58 million EuroMillions jackpot win

Apr 23, 2020, 8:42 am

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A United Kingdom man who won a £58 million (US$71.6 million) lottery jackpot celebrated by having a beer with his brothers — at a 6-foot distance.

Ryan Hoyle, 38, said he was "shaking" when he got an email informing him he had become a multi-millionaire in Friday's EuroMillions draw.

The numbers drawn in the Friday, April 17, EuroMillions drawing were 16, 28, 32, 37, and 45, with Lucky Stars numbers 1 and 11.

Hoyle drove to his parents' house, passing his phone through the window for them to "double-check" his numbers.

After confirming the eight-figure bonanza, he enjoyed a drink in the sunshine with his siblings.

Hoyle, of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, said he first thought he had won £2.30 when he saw an email from the National Lottery on Saturday.

'It was real'

When he read the message, he said it "looked like a lot of numbers... I couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing".

He said he was "shaking and really needed a second opinion so... drove round to mum and dad's house".

"I kept a safe distance outside and passed the phone through the window for them to double-check for me."

"It was real — I had won £58 million."

Hoyle then celebrated while socially distancing with his brothers.

"We kept more than two metres apart. I needed to talk to them... and it really helped with the shock," he said.

Hoyle, who works as a joiner, said he will finish off renovations on his brother's house despite the windfall.

He plans to buy himself a new car, swap his rented one-bedroom flat for a new home, treat himself to a Manchester United season ticket and take his daughter, aged 11, to Florida.

But he said his priority was to help his mother, father and brother "retire this week".

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Thanks to dannyct for the tip.

BBC, Lottery Post Staff

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Party Congrats to the Jackpot Winner! Party

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      Northern Beaches
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      Congratulations! However, he was very unwise to go public. The UK National Lottery allows winners to remain anonymous, the vast majority do.

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        Wonderful story, I'd be shaking too. Congratulations on the jackpot win.

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          Congratulation to the winner.  " Shaking when it was confirm to be real. Priceless ! Party

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            $71.6 million dollars!! I am sure that his family will appreciate his gifts to them. Now is the time to think about the long haul. Ryan Hoyle is 38 years old and is set for life. Green laugh

             "We are all in this together!" 

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              * Had to remove my mask before putting this thought down.

              Ryan gets to keep ALL of the money. He will ONLY be taxed on the earnings off that Crown. At 38, Ryan is not going " gently into that goodnight " anytime soon, l hope.

              * Mask On.

               * Voice of Reason *   

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

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                Yes, the UK National Lottery sends emails to online subscribers, if they win a prize. However, the email does not state the amount won. It states;

                 

                You've won a prize playing one of our games on Saturday March 23

                 

                Sign into your account to find out more.

                National Lottery Customer Care Team.

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                  * Had to remove my mask before putting this thought down.

                  Ryan gets to keep ALL of the money. He will ONLY be taxed on the earnings off that Crown. At 38, Ryan is not going " gently into that goodnight " anytime soon, l hope.

                  * Mask On.

                  It might not be so gentle when the requests for help start pouring in.

                   

                  I hope he is smart enough to invest his win for the long-term. His decision to go public, is not a good sign.

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                    I hope his family do appreciate his gifts. Sadly, in many similar cases, the family ends up fighting. Lottery winners can't solve the world's problems, but many go broken trying.

                     

                    Now that he has gone public, everything he does in the future will be reported in the media. Especially if things go wrong. The media loves a rags to riches story. But, if it is back to rags again, the media loves it even more.

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                      It might not be so gentle when the requests for help start pouring in.

                       

                      I hope he is smart enough to invest his win for the long-term. His decision to go public, is not a good sign.

                      " His decision to go public, is not a good sign" Well Dannyct, he may disagree. It's possible that he is looking for a lover or lovers, after all having money puts him firmly  in the driver's seat. Remember, you catch more flies with honey.. l mean money.

                       * Voice of Reason *   

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

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                        " His decision to go public, is not a good sign" Well Dannyct, he may disagree. It's possible that he is looking for a lover or lovers, after all having money puts him firmly  in the driver's seat. Remember, you catch more flies with honey.. l mean money.

                        Skeptical after re-reading the OP....

                        seems thars mention of daughter,but no Mrs

                        I wish him well and hope he puts his affairs in proper order b4 he does much else with his winnings

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                          " His decision to go public, is not a good sign" Well Dannyct, he may disagree. It's possible that he is looking for a lover or lovers, after all having money puts him firmly  in the driver's seat. Remember, you catch more flies with honey.. l mean money.

                          The kind of woman such a public announcement would attract, would, most likely, be a nightmare!

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                            $71.6 million dollars!! I am sure that his family will appreciate his gifts to them. Now is the time to think about the long haul. Ryan Hoyle is 38 years old and is set for life. Green laugh

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                            And "set for life" should be everyones' ("everyone's", "everyones' "  and "everyones" all get a red underlines.) goal.
                            It's certainly my goal, though I may not have as many years as most people, to enjoy such a prize.

                            No matter though. I just want to remain bologna-virus free and to do good things for others, during my
                            "relatively" short time here on Earth.
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                            • 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)
                            • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.