Who said lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice? Well, meet the 55-year-old mother-of-three, Lynne Price, who received news that she had won £1 million (an equivalent of R19 Million in South Africa) in the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker lottery minutes. This comes shortly after she was informed that she is cancer-free.
Lynne’s husband, David Price, rushed home to inform his wife that they had won the lottery minutes after she had opened a letter of her scan results showing that she was now clear from breast cancer. Lynne was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and underwent treatment followed by a scan in October.
According to David, he found out that they had won the lottery while at work and quickly rushed home to present the good news to his wife - but she also had her own to share too. “I was shaking and totally lost for words which never happens”, explained Lynne. “I went and had a bath for two hours and just lay there trying to take it all in”, she continued.
Remarkably, this is the third time the Price family wins the lottery. David’s sister, Judith, won the lottery in the 90s as part of the Cardiff cigar factory syndicate and Ade Goodchild, a distant relative, won a payout of over R1,3 billion in the EuroMillions in March. Talk about luck!
“It's pretty amazing to have three big winners in one family”, remarked David.
The couple does not plan on quitting their jobs until they decide what they would like to do with their big winnings. Some of their plans include a three-week expedition at Mount Everest and a trip to China with their three children.
Feeling lucky yet? Well, there’s only one way to find out and that is by placing a bet on LottoStar’s EuroMillions which draws twice weekly, on Tuesday and Friday at 21:00.