They are the lucky winners of the EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday 10 May.

Joe Thwaite and his wife won 184 million pounds, or 216 million euros.

News that they took a week to achieve, they told Sky News relayed by



The couple, a modest salesman and the manager of a hair salon, describes themselves as "non-materialistic".

This sum will allow them to afford some pleasures such as the purchase of a new car or a family rugby match.

Or a trip to Hawaii, which their children would dream of.

Joe Thwaite and his wife, Jess, who runs a hair salon in Gloucester, have gone public after scooping Britain's biggest-ever lottery win last week.

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Suitcases and a trailer for their ponies

Happiness often hides in simple pleasures.

No yacht or luxury watches in the immediate future for Joe Thwaite and his wife, who thus explained that, for their very first purchases, they would acquire suitcases for their trip.

And also a trailer for their ponies: “[Our children] have always wanted one to replace the dilapidated one we use.

We just want to see their faces when they realize their wishes will come true.


Jess Thwaite said that, past the first emotions, she was fully prepared to win such a prize.

Indeed, her father, who was a regular player, always asked her what she would do with such a sum...


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