The owners of a pub in Salisbury are toasting their fantastic £1M EuroMillions lottery win after they made a clean sweep on the euro lotto, and all because they decided to clean the pubs carpets.
The lucky landlord and landlady who own the White Horse village pub near Salisbury said that due to the amazing EuroMillions win, they will be calling last orders, as the long working hours is getting to them.
They said that they definitely do thank the luck of the white horse for their lotto win. A white horse is a symbol of Good Fortune common to many cultures, and these lucky EuroMillions lottery players will definitely vouch for this.
Nick and Zoe Hoare, aged 53 and 43, said they purchased the White Horse Inn in Quidhampton three years ago. The pub had been shut for year before they saved it. They named the pub The White Horse Inn due to the fact that it was due to Zoe’s horse needed shoeing that they met, as Nick is a farrier by trade.
Nick said, “The White Horse means so much to Zoe and I. I’m a farrier by trade and we met when her white horse needed shoeing, so we joke that it’s a white horse that brought us together, and now it’s the White Horse that has helped set us up on our next adventure together.”
The winning EuroMillions lottery ticket holders matched the EuroMillions Millionaire Maker code on 9th May 2017.
Nick and Zoe who have been married for just over 11 years, said they closed the pub for a day to get the carpets cleaned. It was only due the fact that
“In the pub game there is always another job to do and last Monday, although it was our day off, was no different. We hired a rug cleaner to do the carpets and when we took it back later that day, I decided to pick up a couple of EuroMillions tickets.
“Had those carpets not needed a spring clean, we wouldn’t have been in Waitrose, buying a ticket from a machine which dispensed the winning code. Who knew cleaning could be so lucrative.”
Ping! It’s a match!
The day after the EuroMillions draw, Nick double checked his EuroMillions ticket, and all Zoe heard was Nick gasp, saying, “these match.”
“I thought he’d made a mistake so took a look myself. When I saw they did indeed match, and it was the Millionaire Maker, I couldn’t believe it and just said ‘well that must be wrong then’. It was only when I scanned the ticket with the National Lottery app and it pinged that we started to believe it was time to call the number on the back of the ticket.”
Once the National Lottery had confirmed the couple’s massive EuroMillions lottery win, Nick and Zoe took their dog for a walk in the woods, and spoke about what they would do, now that they won such a huge amount on the Euro lotto. Once the walk was over they opened the pubs doors again and it was business as usual. Except this time they had clean carpets and a million on its way.
“Some people have asked why we didn’t shut the pub that day but it, and our locals, mean so much to us. We wouldn’t let people down like that. Plus, it’s been quite good fun pulling pints and keeping it business as usual, secretly knowing this utterly bonkers dose of good luck has just landed in our laps!” said Zoe.
Nick and Zoe have been married for just over 11 years, and now that they have enough funds available, they have decided to call it a day and give up the pub at the end of the year.
“It’s going to be so hard to leave. The pub was closed for a year before we took it on and we’ve worked really hard with our team to establish it at the heart of the community again. While this magic ‘gift’ means it’s the right time for us to leave and seek future opportunities, we know The White Horse will find a new landlord and landlady who will love it as much as we have,” said Nick.
Zoe said, “This is such an amazing opportunity for us. While we will certainly buy a new home, probably travel a bit and maybe treat ourselves to new cars at some point, for me the best bit about our win is the free time we will be able to enjoy. The pub has been a blast, but working 100-hour weeks doesn’t leave much time for catching up with friends and family, so when we finally say our farewells to Quidhampton, there’ll be lots of very leisurely long lunches and pots of coffee enjoyed with those near and far.”
Latest EuroMillions lottery numbers
The winning EuroMillions numbers for Tuesday May 23 are 8 – 15 – 25 – 27 – 42 and Lucky Star numbers 1 and 4.
With the increase in EuroMillions ticket sales due to the jackpot once again rolling over to a gigantic €129 million, Tuesday night saw an increase in lower tiered prizes.
The second tier we see 4 EuMillions ticket holders who matched the 5 main numbers and one Lucky Star number each winning €334,478.80. That’s a lot of money, and they are most definitely going to be happy they played the EuroMillions lotto game, that’s for sure.
Down in the third tier, there were 8 EuroMillions lottery winners who became winners. These players were awarded with their prize of € 38,951.90 for matching five main numbers.
The Week Ahead
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Best of luck!
The PlayEuroMillions.com Team