Haverhill: Town is said to have seen a further big cash win

LESS than a week after news of a Haverhill couple’s �148million EuroMillions windfall, another winning ticket is said to have been purchased in the town.

Haverhill was certainly put on the map when it was announced that Adrian and Gillian Bayford had won the UK’s second biggest ever Lottery prize.

And now it seems their luck may have rubbed off on the town after a customer of the Murco garage in Sturmer Road is said to have landed �41,449.

Sales assistant Bev Silvain said the man, who is described as a regular customer aged about 40, purchased the EuroMillions ticket last Tuesday and returned to the garage on Thursday to have his ticket checked.

Mrs Silvain said: “I printed his numbers off for him and checked them and said you have got five numbers and you are missing out on the two stars.”

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She added: “I don’t think he really realised how much he had won.”

The sales assistant told him to go to the post office where they could write out a cheque.

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She said it was not until after he had gone that she looked up how much he had won.

Mrs Silvain said: “Everyone has been quite lucky recently. I wish it would happen to me one day. It’s nice people that won, so good luck to them.”

The 52-year-old who has worked there for nearly 12 years, said last week’s ticket was the biggest win the garage had seen.

Mr and Mrs Bayford bought their life-changing ticket from Premier Stores in Queen Street. Mr Bayford co-owns the Suffolk Music Centre in the same road.

A spokeswoman for Camelot, which operates the Lottery, said they could not confirm or deny the latest Haverhill win.

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