Watch: Lottery couple win a million for second time

David and Kathleen Long with their cheques at The Mallard in Scunthorpe
David and Kathleen Long with their cheques at The Mallard in Scunthorpe

A UK couple who have won £1 million in the EuroMillions for the second time “just can’t believe it”.

David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe, who won their first £1 million in 2013, scooped the big money prize again on Friday night, beating odds of more than 283 billion to one.

But Mr Long said he “just knew it would be my turn again some day” as the couple become the first people to win £1 million twice who have gone public.

The pair, then known as David Long and Kathleen MacKenzie, previously banked £1,000,000 in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw on Friday July 26 2013.

Mr Long said: “I always knew I’d win, even the first time. I just had a feeling it was going to be me. I tend to play when I know there are lots of prizes on the go.

“Last time I knew I had a good chance because there were 100 prizes of £1 million. Last Friday night I was passing the local shop and saw there were 10 £1 million prizes on EuroMillions and a nice car and thought yeah I’ll give that a go.

“Got to be worth a few lines and I got five using my usual numbers.”

Mr Long said “you never know” when asked about winning for a third time.

“They say things come in threes, don’t they?” he said. “Third time lucky and all that.”