Couple Win Lottery – Then Enjoy Meal at McDonalds!

What would be the first thing you bought if you won the lottery? A house? A flash new sports car? Perhaps a Michelin star meal washed down with the finest champagne?

For one Scottish couple, the response was a little more low key. David Hendry and his wife Donna celebrated their £4 million win with a trip to fast food restaurant McDonalds for breakfast!

The Hendrys landed the Lotto jackpot on 8th January, after 45 year old sales engineer David bought the tickets three weeks in advance so as not to miss any of the draws over the festive period.

But it was an unspectacular start to life as millionaires, as they treated themselves to a McDonalds breakfast. David later had his car, a Vauxhall Astra, fixed.

Speaking of the win, which the couple discovered when checking via mobile phone at 6:30am, David said:
“I knew immediately I had won the jackpot as I knew the numbers off by heart. I told Donna first who obviously didn’t believe me until I showed her our ticket.”

“It’s been 21 years in November since we’ve been putting the numbers on. We’ve been doing the same numbers since the day it came out and now we’ve won,” he said.

The numbers are all made up of family birthdays. The couple are now unsure whether they will quit their jobs, and are still undecided on how to spend the money.

“The car passed its MOT. I don’t honestly know at this time what car I’ll get next. I’ve got a family so it might be a family car,” said David.

He continued: “It’s too early to say what we are going to do with the money, and it’s a lot to take in. It’s got to look after us for the rest of our lives.”

The couple currently live in a two bedroom house close to Edinburgh, but are open to the idea of moving to a bigger property with their winnings. And David is also keen to fulfill a lifetime’s dream by visiting Elvis Presley’s mansion in Tennessee.

It “could be on the cards,” said David, who was thrilled to have won the prize on what would have been the King of Rock’s 80th birthday.

January 14, 2015 by : Posted in News

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