Haverhill: Delight in home town for worthy EuroMillion winners

NEWS of the Haverhill couple’s big win has been greeted with delight in their home town.

And no-one was more pleased for the family than the co-owner of Premier Stores, Sanjay Patel – who sold the winning ticket to Mr Bayford. The shop in Queens Street is known locally as ‘Sanjay’s Stores’.

Yesterday morning, Mr Patel said: “Adrian bought the ticket on Friday during my shift and I am still totally in shock that we were the ones who supplied the ticket.

“It has been quite surreal with journalists banging on the door since seven o’clock and I don’t think the news has sunk in yet.”

He added: “Adrian comes in here regularly and he is a really nice guy, so I am extremely pleased for him.


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“I also think Haverhill quite wrongly gets a lot of bad press, so it’s great this win has created some really positive news for the town.”

Louise Cousins, who works in Dejavu Sandwich Bar Caf�, also in Queens Street, said although she did not know the couple personally, they used to pop into the caf� quite frequently and were friendly people.

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She added: “It’s such a huge amount and everyone is just so pleased for them whether we know them or not.”

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