Feeling lucky? You might struggle to match the success of a couple that beat odds of 283 billion to one by becoming millionaires — twice — in Britain’s national lottery.
Unemployed former truck driver David Long and his wife, Kathleen, won their second $1.5 million prize in just 20 months on Wednesday.
The pair, who still live in a trailer in the blue-collar town of Scunthorpe, northern England, despite their previous success, also won a Jaguar car.
"It's definitely taking longer to sink in this time,” David Long said. “But I always told everyone that I’m going to do it again. I just knew it would be my turn again someday. Now it has and we just can’t believe it.”
Camelot, the private company that runs Britain’s lottery, said it calculated that the Longs had beaten odds of worse than 283 billion to one.
British betting chain, Ladbrokes, said there was a greater chance of royal baby Prince George becoming captain of England’s national soccer team. "Given that odds suggest it's far more likely Elvis is found alive this year, it's fair to say this couple have the lucky touch,” a spokesman for the company told ITV News.
The Longs were one of 10 winners of Saturday’s U.K. National Lottery’s Euromillions draw in which the jackpot is shared in order to create more millionaires. Their previous win — minus the car — was banked in July 2013.
They told reporters they plan to finally move out of their prefabricated home and go on a honeymoon cruise.
“We’ve had an amazing 18 months, have been able to treat the family, buy a new car and even finally get hitched after being engaged for 12 years,” he said.
“Kath and I had a fantastic wedding last year but we never took a honeymoon because I’m just not keen on the idea of flying. Kath would love me to book a Mediterranean cruise and I think I have just run out of excuses.”