Lottery winners thank 'lucky' vibe
A young couple who won a lottery jackpot of more than £45 million have said there is a "lucky vibe" in Nottinghamshire after they became the second couple from the county to bank the prize in less than a month.
Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham, both 22 and from Stapleford in Nottingham, won the staggering total of £45,160,170.50 in the EuroMillions draw on Tuesday.
They follow hot on the heels of Mansfield husband and wife Gareth and Catherine Bull, who won £40,627,241 on the EuroMillions draw on January 20.
Miss Carrington told a press conference at The Derbyshire Hotel in South Normanton: "I do think there is some sort of luck in Nottingham. I think we've got some lucky vibe going at the minute."
And like Mr and Mrs Bull, Miss Carrington and Mr Topham won their millions with a random Lucky Dip ticket.
Miss Carrington put their win - which makes them seventh in the list of the largest jackpots ever to be won in the UK - down to the good luck she felt after staff at her Iceland store in Eastwood, where she works as a supervisor, won a £10,000 prize to share.
"I just felt fairly lucky that day so from then on I just thought 'I feel a bit of luck' and normally I only play if I feel lucky.
"Having played not very often - I'd won £10 twice - so I thought 'seeing as I'm feeling a little bit lucky £10 will help us', so I decided to give it a go."
But the day of their amazing win started out with a serious amount of bad luck when their washing machine and computer broke within minutes of each other, they said.
They have been together around three-and-a-half years and have been saving for their wedding in September after they got engaged in June last year.