The ‘Set For Life’ lottery has changed the life of Laura Hoyle, a 40-year-old Briton who won £10,000 a month for life in March 2021. She has decided on some changes, starting with parting ways with her boyfriend. 39-year-old Kirk Stevens at the time. She also quit her job at Hermès and moved into a new house.
Kirk says that since then, their only topic of discussion is their two cocker spaniels, of which they share custody. “These dogs are everything to me and at the moment we share custody. I hope she never takes them away from me, I couldn’t bear it. It hurts me to see that I lose the money we earned together, but it would be even worse to lose the animals,” he explains.
Indeed, the 39-year-old Briton considers himself aggrieved about this gain, because his name appeared on the winning lottery ticket and he therefore believes that he should be able to receive a share of the treasure. At first, this was also the case since before dropping him, they had decided together on the house they were going to buy. But the Briton will never see the color of this dwelling.
A lottery spokesperson replies that all lottery winnings are only paid out to one individual, even if several people have played together. In this case, it was Laura who received the money.