Couple win lottery draw for second time in 2 years

Anyone who has dreamed of getting their hands on a lottery jackpot might want to take a deep breath when you hear about this U.K. couple's luck.

David and Kathleen Long, have just won the £1 million prize ($1.48m) in the EuroMillions jackpot. But this isn't beginner's luck – it's their second win -- in two years. To win the £1 million lottery a second time, the couple have managed to beat the odds of more than 283 billion to one.


Credit: Camelot UK Lotteries Limited and The National Lottery

On Friday 27th March, David and Kathleen took their chances and entered the 'EuroMillions Mega Friday Draw' which was giving away 10 lots of £1million prizes, plus a "dream car."

The couple got the opportunity to pick their dream car, a very hard choice between a which was between a Range Rover Autobiography or a Jaguar F-Type.

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David Long said that he always knew he'd win at least once, but what about a second time?

Mr Long said in a statement that "I always told everyone that I'm gonna do it again. I just knew it would be my turn again someday. Now it has and we just can't believe it."

On July 26th 2013, David Long and Kathleen Mackenzie received their first sum of just over £1 million. Shortly after their win, they decided to get married, after a 12-year engagement.

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But it could have turned out so differently. Long, now a former HGV driver, almost threw away his 2013 winning ticket, thinking he'd won £2.70 rather than £1,000,002.70.

So what will they spend their latest jackpot on? Along with a big celebration with close friends, David Long said that while not being "a huge fan of travelling," he hopes to take Kathleen on a lavish honeymoon.

"Kath and I had a fantastic wedding last year but we never took a honeymoon because I'm just not keen on the idea of flying. Kath would love me to book a Mediterranean Cruise and I think I have just run out of excuses!" David said in a statement.

The U.K. national lottery has a number of jackpot games, including the national Lotto jackpot and EuroMillions, which takes place twice a week across a number of European countries.

The National Lottery creates more than six million UK winners each week, and 3,700 individuals have been made millionaires or - even better – multimillionaires, since its founding in 1994, according to its official site.

On top of that, the state-franchised lottery generates £33 million weekly towards National Lottery-funded Projects, which help fund UK community projects.

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