Basingstoke Dental Nurse Scoops Euromillions Jackpot

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A dental nurse from Basingstoke is deciding whether to return to work after scooping £1 million on Euromillions.

Sam Mackie and her husband, David, won £1 million as part of the UK Mega Draw last Friday and are now planning to buy a house. They also won an all expenses paid trip to Australia’s Makepeace Island.

Sam, who is currently on maternity leave after giving birth to her second son Carter earlier this year, has only ever flown to Leeds before and is extremely excited about the trip. The last holiday the couple went on was to Bude and the cost was £7.50 thanks to vouchers they collected in the Sun newspaper. The couple, who married 2 years ago, never had a honeymoon and are now sorting out their passports in preparation for their first family holiday overseas.

David, an IT manager, said that the couple was planning to use the money wisely and invest in property and added that the prize would make life much more comfortable and stressful. A self-confessed worrier, he has been stressed about mortgages and bills, but now the pressure will be lifted and the family can enjoy a few treats.

David bought the winning ticket shortly before the deadline and chose a lucky dip. He couldn’t believe it when the raffle winners came up and matched the letters and numbers on his ticket. He told Sam that he thought they might have won, but had to wait 15 minutes to contact Camelot to check. After what seemed like an eternal wait, the good news was confirmed.

Sam is now wondering whether to return to her job as a dental nurse when her maternity leave finishes. She currently works on a Saturday morning to earn a bit extra for Christmas, but said that she loves her job and will probably go back in the future.

The couple has put a deposit down on a family house and are currently working out which 7 lucky people to take with them on the luxury private island trip to Australia. The 14 night break includes a sunset yacht trip, a private chef and indulgent spa treatments.

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