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Holiday of a Lifetime Leads to £1 Million EuroMillions Win for Retired Couple

Last Updated: Friday 19th September 2014, 11:00 am

A retired couple from Ottery St Mary in Devon set out on a holiday around the UK and Europe last month, but little did they know that their journey would lead them to a £1 million win.

Rodney Hancock, 64, and his wife Vanessa, 60, play EuroMillions online but when Rodney received an email alerting him to check his account, he assumed he had only won a small prize. It wasn’t until later that day when Rodney, who has played the EuroMillions since it began, logged into his National Lottery account did he realised that they had won the £1 million Millionaire Raffle prize. Their online ticket matched the winning code MRH531124 from the draw on 26th August 2014.

Accompanied by their parrot named Jasper, the couple had recently set off on holiday in their motorhome but, due to their win, they’ve had to put a temporary hold on their trip. The couple, who have six children between them, collected their winnings earlier this week where they said that have they have already put some of their new-found fortune on a BMW Coupé Roadster as well as clearing a few debts.

Now that they have claimed their EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle prize, the couple’s holiday can resume. Their next stop is Northern Ireland, followed by Devon and Cornwall then across the Channel to France and Spain.

If you’d like the chance to strike it lucky and win a EuroMillions prize just like Rodney and Vanessa, then make sure you participate in tonight’s EuroMillions draw. There is an impressive £69 million jackpot up for grabs and, like every EuroMillions draw, the additional Millionaire Raffle draw will see one lucky UK ticket holder take home the £1 million prize.

Visit the Lottery Tickets page to purchase your tickets online or visit an authorised retailer. Good luck!

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