July 3, 2022

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A couple in financial trouble won nearly $ 300 million in the lottery

A couple in financial trouble won nearly $ 300 million in the lottery

After struggling with the cost of living so far, Joe and Jess White finally decided to “dream” and come out after winning more than 184 million pounds (293M $ CAD), the largest prize pool of Euromillions in the United Kingdom. Anonymous.

Their 40-year-old couple from southwest England, parents of two elementary school children, won exactly £ 184,262,899 on Tuesday, May 10, with the system randomly selecting the winning numbers with this ticket.

Some winners like to be discreet, they reveal their identities live on television.

“This winning result gives us time to dream, which we have never had before,” said Jess White, 44, who runs a hair salon with her sister.

She spoke of “huge relief”, noting that her family, like many others, has been struggling with their bills so far.

“It’s too big for us,” said her husband, Joe, 49, a sales engineer who usually plays when he’s in big trouble. “I turned on the water heater the other day (…) thinking it was all right, it had never been before,” he said, referring to rising energy bills in the United Kingdom.

He found out who were the lucky winners of the largest Euromillions jackpot ever won in the United Kingdom and second only to this lottery, which is offered in ten European countries.

After checking in the lottery app the next day after the draw, “I saw the amount. I put the phone down, picked it up again and looked at the amount again (…). I started counting the numbers and at that moment I thought it was unusual but also unreal.

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The couple, who live in a poor house surrounded by many animals including horses, dogs and geckos, explained that they decided to come forward to share better with family and friends.

Jess and Joe White “probably” buy a new car and take their kids to Hawaii for the holidays, where they always want to go.

The previous record anonymous player in the UK won £ 170m in October 2019, while the largest Euromillions € 220m jackpot was won in France in October 2021.