EuroMillions winners

Lottery winners celebrate at SoL

by Stuart Vose

Wearside brother and sister scoop EuroMillions prize.

A brother and sister from Sunderland plan to move into the same street after winning £1m in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw.

Sunderland fan John David Summerville (52) and his sister Margaret Caffry (67), celebrated at the Stadium of Light after scooping the prize.

John had also won £4.90 on the same ticket by matching two numbers and one Lucky Star but the shop assistant flagged up that the ticket was worth much more!

Former fork lift truck driver John said: “I thought there was a problem with the ticket at first when I took it in to have it checked and couldn’t believe it when I found out I’d won the EuroMillions Raffle as well as the £4.90.

“It was an unbelievable feeling and I couldn’t wait to tell my sister Margaret. When I told her that we’d won on the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle she thought I was having a laugh and when she realised I was telling the truth, it really hit home. 

"We’ve tried to contain our excitement but can’t contain it any more and it’s been a whirlwind ever since!”

Margaret, who works as a dinner supervisor at Thornhill School said: “I really didn’t believe it until the lady from The National Lottery came to see us in person. Then it really sunk in! 

"I still need to keep pinching myself to be honest as I’m so excited about winning such a big amount of money. John and I are very close and I wanted him to take a bigger share of the ticket as it was his turn to put this one on but he wants to share it equally.”

With his winnings John plans to move into his own house on the same street as Margaret so they can be closer. Margaret is planning on splashing out on some major renovations to her home, where she wants to stay. 

Treats for members of the family are also on the cards along with putting some money away for a rainy day and maybe a holiday, although Margaret needs to wait until the school holidays before she makes up her mind on which holiday destination she’ll visit!

John bought his winning EuroMillions ticket from Mattersons newsagents in Sunderland. The Millionaire Raffle number drawn was VMV563125 in the draw on Friday 26th April.