A break-up proves costly as ex-boyfriend misses out on share of £61m lottery win • 16.09.20
Breakups are never pleasant, but things couldn’t have gotten any worse for rugby player Daniel White, who split with his girlfriend before she won part of a family £61 million lottery fortune. In fact, things did get a little worse as his ex-girlfriend’s sister then moved in next door to him!
Mr. White had broken up after a two-year relationship with teenage sweetheart Courtney Davies. But was amazed to find Ms. Davies and her sister had a share in the £61 million Euromillions jackpot win.
Now we aren’t saying he should have remained in a relationship to benefit from the win, but salt was rubbed into the wound when their mother gave Courtney’s sister Stephanie’s loyal boyfriend an equal £12 million share of the winnings!
Now Daniel will see the couple living the life of luxury next door and always be reminded that he could have shared in the success if he had still been with Courtney.
"All my mates are savaging me about this - the first I knew of their win was my phone going nuts," Mr. White said.
"The boys were all sending me links and jokey snapchats asking if I was gutted.
"One said: 'How much have you cried since you found out mate?'"
Daniel lives next door to Stephanie in Monmouth, South Wales, and has described the situation as “awkward” since the couple split.
He said: "To find out they've now won the lottery, I'm happy for them - but obviously feel like it could have been me.”
Speaking of the relationship, he said: "I was with Courtney for two years. We knew each other from school. It was a tough time for her when we got together. Her dad Malcolm had just died. The family were devastated but Sonia (the mother) did a great job of keeping them all together."
Their time together had been “great” but the relationship ended when she moved to Southampton for university after finishing school.
Mr. White joked: "She could give me a million a year for the two years I went out with her - I wouldn't say no to that."
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