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EuroMillions £185 million winners plan to go to Hawaii – also buy a horsebox for children’s ponies

Britain’s biggest EuroMillions jackpot winners have been named as Joe Thwaite and his wife Jess.

The couple from Gloucestershire, went public after scoping the £184 million top prize.

They won with a single lucky dip ticket.

The couple have already “booked” a dream holiday in Hawaii.


Jess, 44, a hair salon manager, said:

“Our two children have always talked about going to Hawaii.

“I’ve no idea why but we can now make that dream come true.

“The win gives us time to dream, which we haven’t had before.”

Communications sales engineer Joe, 49, added:

“Our youngest constantly has always wanted to go to Hawaii.

“I think YouTube’s to blame for that.

“I’d love us all to get on a plane and go on a holiday, somewhere sunny.”

There also a horsebox for the couple’s two young children.

Jess said: “They’ve always wanted a horse box for their ponies rather than the trailer they currently use, so some of the money will also go towards that.

“Just to see their faces when we can make these things come true will be worth every penny.

Jess said: “I was lucky enough to ride growing up and it is something we have always wanted to give to our children.

“Like many parents, we stretch ourselves to give our kids everything we can.

“I always wanted them to be able to get up in their pyjamas, put wellies on and go out and feed the ponies and they can do that here.

“The fact the roof leaks and the house needs renovating was OK as it was the life we dreamed of for our family.”

Joe added: “I have been working hard and then doing DIY on the house and you realise that you are missing out on family time.

“This win gives us time.

“From 5am each day we are chasing our tails until we go to bed.

“Just like any family, the diary is always full, and the job list is long.”

Jess added: “We’re not really materialistic people.

“If you saw our house you would know.

“I’ll probably buy a new car I’m sure, or something like that.”

Jess said she might continue working; however, Joe has already handed in his notice.

“I’m leaving work,” he said.

Jess added: “I think we’re going to have a full-time job managing all of this for quite some time.

“I’m going to take some time with that and what we’re going to do.”



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