A married couple have been unmasked as the winners of Britain’s biggest EuroMillions lottery jackpot of £184 million, revealing the first thing they bought was a wardrobe.
Joe and Jess Thwaite, from Gloucester, scooped a record-breaking £184,262,899 with a Lucky Dip ticket on the draw on Tuesday May 10.
Joe, 49, a communications sales engineer, and Jess, 44, who runs a hairdressing salon with her sister, have been married for 11 years and have two primary-school aged children.
Questioned on how they celebrated their win, Jess Thwaite said: "We’ve had a family meal, we went and had a family meal so we could share with our family.
"To tell the truth, we bought bedroom furniture. We bought a chest of drawers and a wardrobe.
"Other than that we haven’t done anything."
Asked if they would reach out for advice from past lottery winners, Joe Thwaite said: "We want as much advice as we can get."
Mrs Thwaite said: "The win gives us time to dream, which we haven’t had before. We’ve had one week to think about this and we now have time to share lots of experiences and go on adventures with our family and friends."
The record was previously held by an anonymous ticket-holder who banked £170 million in October 2019.
The new record-breakers mark the second EuroMillions jackpot won in the UK this year, with the £109 million jackpot from the draw on February 4 claimed a few days later.