Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Big Win for Scottish Firefighter

A firefighter from Dundee, Scotland, has come forward to claim his share of Saturday's £3.9 million UK National Lottery Jackpot. He is one of two lucky players who matched all six winning numbers. He and the other player will each receive £1,942,659.

The winning numbers drawn on Saturday, May 31, 2014, were 07, 09, 18, 24, 39, and 40. The bonus ball was 04.

The firefighter has opted to turn down the heat as far as publicity goes and told reporters from The Courier: "My colleagues in the fire service know about this but I’m definitely not going to go public with this."

Meanwhile, a pharmacy dispenser from Eastwood in Nottinghamshire, England, showed no such qualms when she came forward three weeks after winning almost £1.2 million and admitted her winning ticket had been stuck to the front of her refrigerator door for three weeks.

Single mother of two, Kerry Poxon, was one of three players who won a share of the £3.5 million jackpot on Saturday, May 10, 2014, but her win involved an extra dose of good luck because she often forgets to buy a ticket.

"I only play when I remember," Kerry said. "In fact the week before and the week after I forgot to buy a ticket so it was lucky I remembered the one in the middle!"

Remembering to check her numbers also proved to somewhat of a problem and once the ticket was placed under the fridge magnet it was quickly forgotten and Kerry is amazed by the oversight.

"To think my ticket worth over a million pounds had been stuck on my fridge all this time is unbelievable," she said.

Her plans for the future include a new house, securing her children's future, and training to become a midwife or a health worker.