Cambridge couple who scooped £1m on EuroMillions to get married

The couple can get hitched thanks to their big win
The couple can get hitched thanks to their big win Credit: Camelot

A couple who won £1 million on the lottery last year are to tie the knot.

Ben Lowther, 39, and 30-year-old Holly Saul, from Cambridge, had thought they would not be able to get married until their children, aged 14 and three, were much older.

But that changed when Miss Saul scopped the cash on the EuroMillions last October.

Mr Lowther said: “Holly and I have been together for nine years and always planned to marry one day but with two children and the cost of living, a wedding was looking like something we would celebrate much further down the line.

“Now, thanks to one chunky dose of luck, I have been able to propose – in Paris no less! – and we can start to plan the perfect wedding, and our family can all gather for another celebration.”

Miss Saul said: “Not a day has gone by that we haven’t counted our blessings. That day we just stared at each other giggling and still, a year later, we do the same.

“I occasionally watch the film Ben took of me claiming the win and it feels as amazing now as it did then."

The couple have since bought a new house. She added that the win is allowing her to spend more time with her children.

“I have worked full time since I was 16, only having time off for maternity leave, and while I do enjoy working and am proud of my career, I’m so humbled that I can put that on pause for a couple of years and spend more time with the children,” said Miss Saul.

“Like so many mums I was chasing my tail and I know I’m incredibly lucky to be able to take some time out to be a little more present in their lives.”

Mr Lowther, who has continued working, said: “Before that winning day, Holly and I were home working in our tiny kitchen with two children in and out, desperately trying to stay on top of everything and juggling the finances.

“Now I have a job I really enjoy, and I work in the comfort of my own home office, tucked away from the noise of family life, but close enough that my ‘commute’ back to my family is a flight of stairs!”