I broke up with girlfriend months before her family won £61m EuroMillions jackpot – then suffered ultimate humiliation


UNLUCKY rugby participant Daniel White found ‘it may very well be you’… that will get dumped by a girlfriend who seems to be an enormous lottery winner.

The Welshman was one in every of many Brits to undergo double heartache when somebody’s numbers come up.


Courtney Davies with former boyfriend Daniel White earlier than their break-upCredit score: Wales Information Service
Kirk Stevens wants a share of ex Laura Hoyle's winnings


Kirk Stevens desires a share of ex Laura Hoyle’s winningsCredit score: SWNS

Identical to Kirk Stevens, who missed out on a share of a £3.6million jackpot after his relationship with Laura Hoyle turned bitter, Dan didn’t get his fingers on any of his ex’s fortune in 2016.

So as to add insult to harm, on the time he was dwelling subsequent door to her sister and her boyfriend, who acquired a £12million slice of the prize.

Different lovers have fallen out after scooping huge wins or entering into disputes with Nationwide Lottery organiser Camelot.

Right here we take a look at the romantic gambles that didn’t repay.

Pre-win break-up

Daniel White was mocked by his mates for losing out on a fortune


Daniel White was mocked by his mates for dropping out on a fortuneCredit score: Wales Information Service

Daniel White had been courting childhood sweetheart Courtney Davies for 2 years when she cut up up with him after going off to college.

The couple had been collectively at Monmouth Complete College in Wales however drifted aside and located new buddies.

Daniel, 27, stated: “It was a faculty and teenage romance which simply tailed off.

“We had completely different pursuits and completely different buddies.”

However not holding on to Courtney proved to be pricey, when months later her sister Stephanie purchased a fortunate dip ticket from her native storage value £61million.

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The shut household agreed to share out the winnings, together with giving a £12million sum to Stephanie’s boyfriend.

On the time Daniel was dwelling subsequent door to Courtney’s fortunate sister.

He stated on the time: “All my mates are savaging me – the primary I knew of their win was my cellphone going nuts.

“The boys had been all sending me hyperlinks and jokey Snapchats asking if I used to be gutted. One stated ‘how a lot have you ever cried because you discovered mate?’

“I simply put my head in my fingers. I am completely happy for them – however clearly I really feel prefer it might have been me.”

Engagement called-off

Lottery winner Sarah Cockings with her husband-to-be Roy Kelley before split


Lottery winner Sarah Cockings along with her husband-to-be Roy Kelley earlier than cut upCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd

Sarah Cockings was a penniless pupil when the Lotto turned her right into a millionairess 3 times over in 2005.

The now 40-year-old from Whitley Bay, Tyne and Put on, acquired engaged to boyfriend Roy Kelley after her huge win.

However a yr later, with vows nonetheless unshared, the pair referred to as it a day.

Sarah stated: “I believe we each acquired swept away with the fuss across the Lottery win and now issues have settled down and life is again to regular we realise we’re simply not in love with one another anymore.”

Thankfully for Roy, she had given him the deposit to purchase his own residence.

Discovered one other girl

Jenny and Barry Chuwen in happier times


Jenny and Barry Chuwen in happier occasionsCredit score: Occasions Newspapers Ltd

Glasgow hairdresser Barry Chuwen revealed in July that his 25-year relationship with accomplice Jenny had ended after he met one other girl.

Barry, 52, netted a £4.5 million windfall in 1999 and he was variety sufficient to reward his salon to his workers.

Since then he has arrange a variety of completely different companies, a few of which struggled.

Barry stated: “I developed a relationship with somebody who I met by means of work.

“I’ve apologised to Jenny and our kids and hope to proceed to be a loving father to them as they develop up.”

Jenny, 54, and Barry have three youngsters and are promoting their £1.75million five-bedroom indifferent residence in Whitecraigs, East Renfrewshire.

Lotto curse

Colin Weir died three months after ending his 38 year marriage


Colin Weir died three months after ending his 38 yr marriageCredit score: Alamy

If there actually is a ‘Lotto curse’ then £161million winner Colin Weir was hit onerous.

Earlier than scooping that life altering sum on the EuroMillions in 2011, he was fortunately married to spouse Christine.

However eight years later the beneficiant pair, who arrange a charitable belief, introduced their 38-year union was over.

Three months after that, Colin sadly died aged 72 of kidney failure and sepsis.

Divorcing as win got here in

National Lottery winner Mark Gardiner and his third wife Kim Cresswell


Nationwide Lottery winner Mark Gardiner and his third spouse Kim CresswellCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd

Kim Cresswell was within the technique of divorcing Hastings glazier Mark Gardiner when he received a half share of a £22million jackpot in 1995.

She instructed The Solar on the time “I am after half his money” and Mark later commented “no matter your issues, cash magnifies them.”

Mark, 56, married his fourth spouse Brenda shortly afterwards, however their union ended 9 years later when he went again to his first spouse Bridget in 2004.

Brenda stated: “’She’s welcome to him. Mark throwing me out is the very best factor to occur.”

Misplaced winnings

Kay and Martyn Tott's marriage ended when they misplaced their winning ticket


Kay and Martyn Tott’s marriage ended once they misplaced their profitable ticketCredit score: Solent Information

Having a £3million fortune inside their grasp and dropping it led to Kay and Martyn Tott splitting up.

The couple from Watford, Herts, fought a failed authorized battle with Nationwide Lottery organisers to get their fingers on the cash after misplacing the profitable ticket in March 2001.

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The pressure broke them up simply earlier than Christmas that yr, with Kay, 45, saying: “It drains the life from you and places a horrible pressure in your marriage. It was the cruellest torture conceivable.”

Whereas Martyn, 54, who later joined a cult within the US after which grew to become a author, stated: “It had change into an excessive amount of for Kay who simply needed to get on along with her life.”

Stephanie Davies, her boyfriend Steve Powell, Courtney Davies, Sonia Davies and her partner Keith Reynolds


Stephanie Davies, her boyfriend Steve Powell, Courtney Davies, Sonia Davies and her accomplice Keith ReynoldsCredit score: Splash Information
Courtney was given £12million lottery winnings after leaving Dan


Courtney was given £12million lottery winnings after leaving DanCredit score: Wales Information Service
Kim Cresswell celebrated getting a reported £2million in divorce


Kim Cresswell celebrated getting a reported £2million in divorceCredit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd

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