Meet the couple who married and became millionaires all thanks to the Internet!September 4th, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): A couple who had met on a dating website saw their luck continuing through the Internet when they won 1.9million pounds playing the lottery online.
The duo, Ed and Michelle Edwards, had been living on a low budget before grabbing a share of Saturdays Lotto jackpot of just under 8million pounds.
The couple, who have four teenage children from previous relationships and currently live in a rented two-bedroom cottage in Yeovil, have now decide to buy their own detached five-bedroom house in nearby Sherbourne.
When Edwards, 43, had received the email from National Lottery notifying him of their win, he originally deleted it.
But later, he kept it a secret from his wife for three hours last Sunday until he was sure their numbers had come up.
We were standing in a field with our two dogs when Ed told me and I jumped up and down, screamed and said I didnt believe him, I thought it was a joke, the Sun quoted her as saying.
The first person I told was my sister, youre told to keep it to yourself but its very difficult, you just have to share that kind of news, she said.
She has already bought a new Mini Cooper convertible after having to sell her last one to bay the bills after her divorce.
Edwards, who works as a computer engineer for Avon and Somerset Probation Service, is taking a month off work to decide his next move.
But the family are determined to go on holiday and buy a bigger house in time for Christmas so that all two of the couples children who still live at home can have their own rooms.
Everyone has an idea of what they want to buy if they ever won the lottery but when you do all those ideas seem silly and you dismiss them, Mr Edwards said.
I always thought Id like to go to the North Pole and run around naked like Billy Connolly.
All of a sudden you have this great amount of money but you have to invest it and look after your it and your family, he added. (ANI)
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