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Welsh Gay Couple Win Million-Dollar-Plus Lottery

A gay couple from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, are in the money after winning £1million (about $1,570,000) in the EuroMillions lottery.

Lyn Sexton and Ian Pearce, who have been together for 16 years and married in a civil ceremony six years ago, were about to go on a camping trip when they bought a single ticket on a whim. “It’s an overwhelming feeling,” says Sexton of their windfall. “Ian and I already feel lucky as we have a nice lifestyle and we’ve had the chance to travel the world together.”

“The money is not going to change us,” he added “We are still going to live in Merthyr [and] shop in the same shops. We will still shop in Tesco and buy the lottery tickets in Tesco too.”

The guys, aren’t being hasty, either: After booking a few family vacations and paying off their mortgage, they’ve gone back to work and are waiting a year before making any big decisions about the loot.

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On:           May 25, 2012
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    • Sylvatica

      Congratulations from a jealous Englishman, and I’m not going to mention sheep, oh damn.

      May 25, 2012 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stewie

      After reading the previous story about Levi Johnston being broke, it’s so nice to see people come into wealth and decide to be mature about it. Congrats to them, hopefully they’ll donate some of their winnings to a worthy LGBT charity.

      May 25, 2012 at 3:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries

      Thank God it wasn’t that couple from the cruise ship.

      May 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Randall Reynolds

      Very happy for them! Now if only I could manage to find the same luck…

      May 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • w.e.

      God, I hate sensible people.

      May 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • cocksucker4use

      I could lend support to the one on the left…:)

      May 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve

      Stewie they are now rich and do not have to donate any of their money to any LGBT charity.

      May 27, 2012 at 12:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy

      Are there any worthy LGBT charities? This question is part snark and part honest inquiry.

      May 27, 2012 at 2:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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