UK lottery winners thank cat for £1 million prize

A UK couple who got their claws on a £1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery prize thanked their pet cat for the win.

Andrew and Paula Hancock thanked their cat Shortcake for their new-found fortune after buying the winning ticket at their local gas station.

The couple, who run a catering business together, had forgotten the cat’s dinner, so Andrew went to the store to pick up some grub for the hungry feline.… Read the rest

What’s it like to suddenly become rich?

We’ve all daydreamed about an unexpected windfall that would change our luck. But what’s it really like to come into money? Meet five people who did.

Desiree Home: lottery winner, £1,000,000 (US$1.2 million)

Our routine was always the same. Wayne, my husband, would pop into the post office on his way to work to get our lottery tickets, and he’d get up early the morning after the draw and check the numbers.… Read the rest

Couple engaged 4 long years say they can finally have a wedding after NC lottery win

After years of waiting, Jeremy McLean of Roanoke Rapids can finally marry the woman of his dreams thanks to a $100,000 lottery prize.

“We’ve been engaged for four years,” McLean said. “We just haven’t had the extra money to get married until now.”

McLean’s fiancé Heidi Hobbs said the win will make her dream come true.… Read the rest