Scottish Couple Win £1m as Family’s Run of Lottery Luck Continues
June 1, 2016
An elderly couple from Bo’ness in West Lothian has scooped a cool £1 million in lottery winnings to continue their family’s run of incredible luck.
Mary and Peter Fry won their jackpot in the Lotto Millionaire Raffle in mid-May, with their daughter Margaret having won £20,000 last year on the very same lottery and Peter’s cousin Annette Brown having become a millionaire herself after winning the Lotto jackpot in October 2010.
Now being described as Scotland’s luckiest family, the Frys are getting used to seeing champagne corks popping and their loved ones picking up life-changing cheques for enormous sums of money.
Mary and Peter’s daughter Margaret, who, along with her two sisters, is part of the family’s weekly lottery syndicate, explained to reporters recently how her parents came to learn of the family’s latest big lottery win.
“My dad went down to Tesco on Saturday as normal and passed his tickets over to get checked,” she said.
“The till operator advised him that he had won a ‘wee bit of money’ and it was too much to pay out in the store thinking it was around £500, he had no idea we were about to become millionaires.
“As a family we’ve always played the game but never really believed we would win a substantial amount, this shows that it could be anyone – it’s truly life changing.”
Margaret went on to say that she’s particularly pleased about the family’s recent win because it will ensue that her parents are able to buy their house and make changes to it so that it provides easier access for her mother who is 86 years old and uses a wheelchair to get around.
It has certainly been a remarkable year for the family, with Peter Fry having recently celebrated his 90th birthday and a sixth grandchild on the way for the newly-enriched elderly Bo’ness couple who have said they plan to keep playing the lottery to see if they can land yet another win.
Annette Brown, Peter Fry’s cousin, who became the National Lottery’s 2,500th millionaire when she scooped £1,151, 496 in 2010, said she’s delighted about her family’s latest win.
“I’m so happy for Peter – it couldn’t have happened to a better man and talk about keeping it in the family,” she said.
“Winning The National Lottery made my life so much easier and I hope it’s the same for him. I can’t wait to see him and celebrate our luck together in person.”
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