Partner of new lottery millionaire wasn’t ‘gullible enough’ to buy tickets
Holly Saul won’t quit work or trade in her Ford Focus after scooping the National Lottery jackpot, and she isn’t planning on letting boyfriend Ben Lowther get away with his pre-win comments, either
The partner of a National Lottery winner told his girlfriend he wasn’t ‘gullible enough’ to play days before she hit the jackpot – so she made him wear a cringe t-shirt with his gaffe scribbled across it!
Happy Holly Saul, 29, couldn’t believe it when he numbers came up, CambridgeshireLive report.
She says she couldn’t stop giggling after she scooped the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker haul – but won’t give up work despite the huge windfall.
But the former Cambridgeshire Constabulary police officer has no plans to stop ribbing her boyfriend Ben Lowther about what he said.
She will still share the winning with him – despite the 38-year-old dismissing the Lottery before she got really lucky.
He made the comment on WhatsApp after Ms Saul’s father-in-law sent the family a message reminding them to play.
The winner revealed he has since had his wild remark printed on a t-shirt with “things idiots say” on the back.
In a recording released by The National Lottery, Ms Saul recalled the moment he said he wasn’t interesting in buying a ticket.
She said the family will never let him forgot, saying: “I’ll forever tease Ben about his cheeky comment!
“It was the most surreal and most wonderful time.
“I play the National Lottery from time to time, and I’m very happy I chose to on this occasion, the £1 million win is going to make a huge difference to our whole family.”
“Despite the craziness of the last few days, we are staying true to ourselves and the people we are.
“Much to our daughter’s disgust, we won’t be trading in the Ford Focus and I don’t intend to stop working although I may reduce my hours a little.
“Unfortunately Ben has lost his job twice, once due to the pandemic and another from redundancy. Previously Ben had a side hustle creating his own video games but now we are in a position for him to go full-time developing his latest game, Aluna Rift.
“Looking back, it’s a bit strange. For the last six months we’ve been looking at houses way beyond our means, but for some reason have been thinking it’s a matter of when not if.
“Now here we are, because I was willing to be the gullible one, we have so many wonderful options ahead and we will enjoy every last one.”