Father and Son trio win £6.7 million Lotto jackpot

YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND – A father and his two grown sons are celebrating wildly this week after their syndicate scooped them around £6.7 million from Saturday’s Lotto draw.

Les Holmes, 58 and his sons, Ian, 32 and Mark, 28 may have a fortune teller to thank for their win as syndicate leader Mark’s girlfriend went to see one recently and was told that seven would be their lucky number. The set of balls used in the draw was number seven.

Mark Holmes said of the win, “It means a massive amount to me that we’ve won this together as a family. It is about knowing my whole family is secure, including my niece and nephew. It is good to know, particularly in the current economic climate, that everyone can afford to live.”

The three men have always been close and have played the same lottery numbers for twelve years – 2, 3, 14, 29, 35 and 42. They finally came good last Saturday as the Doncaster family won half of the £13.4 million jackpot, which they shared with another winner who is yet to be identified.

Mark said that he and his partner would look to buy a new car and a holiday home in Corfu with their share of the money. Elder brother Ian said that he would be quitting his job as a machine operator to join Mark in developing the families business interests, while Father Les is hoping to trade in his old Nissan for a brand new car.

Published: October 28, 2010

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