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'Wrong' ticket couple scoop jackpot
A couple from Connah’s Quay are celebrating after scooping £1 million on EuroMillions following a misunderstanding at the shop counter.
Claire McManus and Scott Connah, who're both 30, won the money on the special EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on New Year’s Day.
The couple, who have three young children, bought the ticket after asking a friend to buy a scratchcard whilst at the shop, but the friend - having misunderstood - bought the winning EuroMillions raffle ticket for the couple by mistake.
Full-time parent, Claire said: "The news is still sinking in. When we had the ticket confirmed as a winning raffle number the lady from Camelot said to me, ‘congratulations, you’re a millionairess’ and I just sat on the floor, laughed and cried. I haven’t slept since we won!"
Claire added: "This is the best misunderstanding I’ve ever had. We normally play scratchcards but I think we will add EuroMillions to our regular list from now on!"
The couple realised they had won after Claire had gone to bed on New Year’s Day, and was called back down by Scott who suggested they check the ticket to see if they had won any money.
Claire said: "I checked it, and checked it again, and then asked Scott to check it, and then we got my parents to check it. We just couldn’t believe it was real.
"The funny thing is, we took our Christmas decorations down that day which a friend told me was bad luck, but I think I’ll do it again next year!"
The couple have yet to decide what they’re going to spend the money on but would like to buy their first house and have a family holiday.
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