Stevenage millionaires mark lottery landmark

ONE of the luckiest couples in Stevenage met with other millionaires in London earlier this week to celebrate a lottery landmark.

Gabrielle and Darren Nash, who won �15m on Christmas Eve in 2005, joined some of Hertfordshire’s biggest lottery winners to mark the week the National Lottery created its 2,500th millionaire since launching in 1994.

However instead of celebrating with a bottle of bubbly the fortunate few marked the occasion with a cup of tea, as recent research revealed that most lottery winners turn to a trusty brew when they hear the good news.

A National Lottery spokesman said: “This is an amazing milestone for The National Lottery and we are delighted to be bringing together so many winners to celebrate.

“The champagne will have to stay on ice today as we’ll be putting the kettle on instead. It seems a great British cuppa is the perfect tipple for the lottery millionaire.

“Since 1994, an average of 13 new millionaires have been created every month, and more than �25 billion has been raised for good causes.”