EuroMillions jackpot winner Joe Thwaite thought 'better buy a ticket' before bagging £184million fortune

Mr Thwaite said he thought he "better buy a ticket" at 4pm on the day of the draw

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The winners of the whopping £184million EuroMillions jackpot draw have been revealed as Gloucstershire couple Joe and Jess Thwaite.

The couple, who are parents of two primary school-age children, have been married 11 years.

Mr Thwaite is a communications sales engineer and his wife manages the business of a hairdressing salon she runs with her sister.

Joe Thwaite and Jess Thwaite
Joe Thwaite and Jess Thwaite
The pair found out they had won when Mr Thwaite received an email
The pair found out they had won when Mr Thwaite received an email

“The win gives us time to dream which we haven’t had before. We’ve had one week to think about this and we now have time to share lots of experiences and go on adventures with our family and friends," Ms Thwaite said.

Mr Thwaite said he was working last Tuesday (the day of the draw) and by 4pm he thought he “better buy a ticket” because he was aware of the jackpot.

He said he regularly buys tickets, adding: “I normally buy them when it’s a good amount, so when there’s a lot of money I’ll put it on. I use the app, and have a quick check a couple of times a week and I’ll put it on.

“But generally my luck is pretty terrible, to be honest with you.”

Ms Thwaite added: “He tries to convince me to buy them thinking I’ll have more luck, but actually it’s him.”

The couple found out they had won the jackpot when Mr Thwaite received an email.

He continued: “Then I looked at the amount and I put the phone down. And I picked the phone up again, and I looked at the amount again.

“I first thought it was in thousands,” he said, adding that he thought it was “life-changing".

But then he “started counting the digits”, adding: “Amazing, but also surreal.”