UK couple who won £184m in lottery buy second-hand car

Joe and Jess Thwaite won the lottery in May.

The couple who won £184m in EuroMillions – one of the UK’s biggest lotteries – bought a used Volvo for £38,000, the Independent reported. This is the first purchase Joe and Jess Thwaite have made since winning the lottery.

The Gloucestershire couple won the record jackpot of £184,262,899 on May 10th.

Last month, it was reported that they were planning to take a trip around the world to celebrate their big win, but made a modest purchase.

The couple’s neighbors said they are not surprised.

“They are megalottery winners, but first and foremost they are simple people who have worked hard all their lives. The car is smart, respectable and sensible – just like Joe and Jess,” a neighbor told the paper. Independent.

Thwaite, 49, is a communications sales engineer, but quit his job after winning the top prize. His wife of 44 years runs a salon and they have two children.

Thwaite had previously said that he’s “not a big car person” and revealed his dream car – a Skoda Superb Estate.

When the couple received the life-changing news last month, both Mr and Mrs Thwaite told the BBC the victory “will give us time to dream”.

“Our two kids have always talked about going to Hawaii, I have no idea why, but now we can make that dream come true. Just to see their faces when we can make these things come true will be worth every penny,” said Thwaite. she had said.

They broke the previous £170m winning record, which was claimed by an anonymous UK player, according to the BBC.

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