The ecstatic winners of the £6,299,421 UK Lotto jackpot have been named in a press conference today. Robin and Christine Kiddie, both 60, a married couple from Ludlow, Shropshire, bagged the rollover jackpot prize after correctly matching all six numbers on Saturday 23rd February 2013. This is the first big lottery prize to have been won in the town since Adam Griffiths won £250,000 on the Thunderball in 2006, so the residents and shop keepers alike are thrilled at the news. For more about the winning couple, read on!
Latest UK National Lottery / Lotto Results for 23 February 2013
Robin and Christine, who have lived in Ludlow for the last seven years and are originally from Lancashire, told their children of their win first via a text message, stating simply, “Good news, I have just won £6.3 million on the lottery”. They did not know they were the winners until Monday when they checked their tickets, which Robin had purchased from the Tesco in Kidderminster on his payday. The winning numbers (2, 16, 25, 30, 31 and 32) were a combination of family birthdays and old pools numbers.
The pair are said to be thrilled at the news, and Robin stated, “I still can’t quite believe it”. After telling their four grown up children and five grandchildren the good news, Robin has said he plans to retire from his job as a commercial and export sales manager. Christine, a nurse at Ludlow District Hospital, has not decided if she will retire or not – she is still waiting for the news to sink in!
The pair plans to buy a new Mercedes with the money, plus take a trip back to their beloved Rome, a city they love. However, Christine is more delighted that the money will provide long term security for her children, so it would seem this family orientated couple will not be splashing out too much cash on frivolities – and instead will be happy in the knowledge the UK Lotto has helped their family gain long term financial security.
We at WorldLottery.net wish the couple the best of luck in the future.
Written by Grace Mee
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