Neil Smart and his wife Sue are celebrating after learning of their £1 Million EuroMillions results! Not only are they able to relieve some financial stress but they also plan to donate to a cause that is close to their heart.
Builder’s merchant worker, Neil, plays occasionally on the National Lottery app. Despite being aware of having a ticket in the EuroMillions draw, he didn’t check the results until a couple of days later. He finally logged in and saw a message congratulating him on winning £1,000,000! The father of 3 couldn’t believe his eyes and asked his daughter to check it too. It was a sleepless night for the family before Neil could call the lottery provider at 9am to confirm.
Incredibly, he had won the £1 Million EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize. This prize is given to one ticket holder per draw and changes their lives!
Neil and Sue plan to use the prize to buy a bigger family car. This will be an amazing purchase for the family, who frequently drive on long journeys to a Birmingham hospital. The Smart’s son, aged 9, was born with scoliosis and requires regular care and ongoing support.
“People have said, ‘well done, it couldn’t happen to a nicer family’… But the win will make a difference to our whole family for years to come, and that is so important.”
Having experienced the difficulties that come with chronic illness and health conditions, the Smart family are overjoyed to be able to help a cause that helped them – the Ronald McDonald House charity. The RMHC provides a place for families to stay nearby hospitals when their child is in treatment, helping relieve some financial stress and providing support.
“They have given me somewhere to stay a couple of times when I have really needed help. I want to help them out and give something back. I can’t change the world with what I have but every little helps.”
In the future, when restrictions ease, the family are also excited to travel on a cruise with the whole family and indulge in some first-class cruising!
Congratulations to the lucky EuroMillions draw winners!