Striking news from England, where on 22 February 2018 two seniors managed to win a top prize of no less than £ 18 million pounds. The prize goes to Dennis Banfield and his wife Shirley, who are 87 and 83 years old respectively. Today, February 22, 2018, the couple told the media that they are planning to share the money with their daughters.
Oldest winners of a lottery
With their top prize, Dennis and Shirley Banfield have become the oldest winners of the British lottery. They released the news on Tuesday at a hotel in Gloucestershire. The couple became visibly emotional when Dennis Banfield tried to describe what this grand prize meant to him. As already described, the couple is not going to keep the £ 18 million pounds for themselves. They want to share it with their daughters Tina and Karen.
By the way, Dennis Banfield indicated that if he could help others with the money, he would do so. Above all, the money turned out to be a welcome surprise for the Banfield family, of whom Dennis Banfield was still in hospital during Christmas for surgery for a leg infection.
Coincidence hit for the family
The lottery ticket to participate in the lottery was purchased by Shirley Banfield at the local newspaper shop in Bristol. Shirley was also the one who was the first to realize the next morning that they had won. When they started fantasizing together about what they could buy with the money, they indicated that they wanted to replace their Nissan Micra. However, people don't have to expect a Ferrari or Maserati in front of the Banfield family, she added.
Also, buying a new home does not seem obvious, says Shirely. "A bungalow might be interesting, but my husband probably doesn't have enough room for his hobby." Dennis Banfield is an enthusiastic amateur carpenter.
£ 18 million is of course a huge prize, but this list of lottery jackpots shows that it can be much more outrageous.