Leicestershire man scoops £1 million lottery win - and spends it on towels

Lottery tickets for the EuroMillions jackpot are displayed in central London
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A Leicestershire man has scooped £1 million on the Euromillions - and spent some of his winnings on new towels. Helping the grandchildren are his next port of call apparently.

The winner, who only wishes to be known as Mr. W, scooped the million quid as part of the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker giveaway. The draw, which was held on Friday, April 26, guarantees to create at least one millionaire in every draw.

For Mr. W, he was one of 10 people to scoop the top prize that night, but probably unlike the rest of those lucky people, went left-field with his first purchase. New fluffy towels.

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However, he is set to get that little bit more extravagant in the coming weeks and months. According to National Lottery bosses, Mr. W is looking on planning to help out both his children and grandchildren, but the specifics of that help are not known.

Andy Carter, senior winners’ advisor at The National Lottery, said: “Wow, what incredible news for Mr. W who is one of 10 lucky UK ticket-holders who became a millionaire overnight in the special EuroMillions Millionaire Maker draw. We hope he enjoys using his new fluffy towels and treating his family. Huge congratulations.”

Mr. W joins a select club of EuroMillions Millionaire Maker winners. His April 26 success saw him share the spotlight with a series of other similarly shy winners including Mr. P from Cheshire, Mr. A from Kent, Mrs. H from Surrey and Mr. G from Dorset.

All National Lottery games help fund a series of projects across the UK, with £30 million every week generated by players such as Mr. W. More information, including how to buy tickets, can be found on the National Lottery website or the app.

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