£56 million lottery win: Let’s celebrate with a bacon sarnie!

Nigel Page secured his epic EuroMillions win when he won £56,008,113 on Friday 12th February, 2010. At the time, Page, 43, and his partner Justine Laycock, 42, were Britain’s biggest ever winners of the EuroMillions draw. The couple won the hearts of the nation with their amusing stories of their win.

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock celebrate lotto win

The pair did not find out until the Saturday morning that they had won and proceeded to celebrate with bacon sandwiches in a very quintessentially British manner as they waited for the Camelot representative to arrive. They also spoke of how Ms Laycock’s daughter Georgia, 15, seemed unfazed by the win when she was informed of it.

Ms Laycock said “She just said, “Whatever”…she was a typical teenager about it.”

Page and Ms Laycock have since married after being together for over 8 years and swapped their three bedroom semi-detached house near Cirencester in Gloucestershire for a mansion property in the picturesque Cotswolds.

Both Page and Ms Laycock had been married previously. Page has a daughter called Ella, 12, from his previous marriage and Ms Laycock had two children called Georgia and Jacob, 11, from her previous relationship.

It had been reported that Page was forced to pay his ex-wife £2 million after she made a legal contest for £8 million. Page had separated from his ex-wife 10 years before he won the EuroMillions jackpot after she left him for another man.

SECOND LOTTERY WIN IN 3 DAYS

Page was celebrating his second lottery success in the space of 3 days after he had won £55 on the National Lottery the previous Wednesday. However, he wasn’t as fortunate as one woman in America, who won the lottery twice in the same day!

He was also unfortunate not to win the entire £113 million EuroMillion jackpot prize after a player in Spain managed to win with the same numbers forcing the two players to split the prize money.

Upon winning the fortune Ms Laycock said “We’d also like to buy somewhere abroad where we can go on holiday but it’ll have to be in the school holidays.”

Page also said “I’m going to treat myself to a new car, I think, because I’m a ‘white van man’. I haven’t had a car to myself for at least 10 years.”

The couple have since been showered with praise from friends, family and those that have come to know them which has helped to make them arguably Britain’s most popular lottery winners. There have been other popular winners, such as Gareth and Catherine Bull and the UK’s youngest EuroMillions winner, Cassey Carrington, but Nigel’s win seemed to strike the right chord with the British public.

After moving to the Cotswolds, the couple also generously left their £235,000 Gloucestershire former home to their cleaner. The couple were also bombarded by emails, telephone calls and letters begging for a share of their huge jackpot win.

WINNING NUMBERS

The winning numbers that Page opted for were 1, 5, 18, 38 and 45 with the Lucky Stars numbers of 4 and 6.

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