UK lottery winners go to great lengths to hide £10 million lottery winnings. ($15,471,999 USD) Lottery winner Joe Johnson has been stung by potential investors who only want him for the money and decides to hide his new fortune from the woman who will become his wife. Joe’s wife, Lisa, appreciated the relatively inexpensive ring she gave him as a Christmas present during their relationship. Lisa’s future wife doesn’t know that Joe is a big winner in the lottery. About the ring, Lisa said, “I could see that Joe didn’t have much money,” she recalls. So, for him to spend what little he had on such a thoughtful gift, it was a pleasure. That means the world to me – it still is.
Joe did his best to hide his earnings . During the early days of the relationship, Joe said, “I’m going to meet Lisa in a dirty, dirty Land Rover,” said Joe. – I got dressed, took him to a £20 noodle bar for our first date and let him pay for half of all our meals . When I brought him home, I pretended to take care of a rich friend. Our first holiday together was a £200 budget in Tenerife in a two star hotel. I forced myself to keep cheating on Lisa because I wanted to ask her to marry me – and I had to make sure she said yes for the right reasons.
Lisa is a single mother struggling to create a new life for herself and her five-year-old son. Joe often visits the cafe where Lisa works and ends up asking her out. On the first date, Lisa remembers: ‘Joe picked me up at the two bedroom apartment I rented in Clayhall, Essex. He put on jeans and an old shirt and asked if I liked Chinese food. I am very happy. I imagined a lovely little restaurant with a quiet table for two. Instead, Joe took me to a cheap noodle bar. I was stunned. The bill came to £20 and I asked Joe if he wanted me to pay half. He thanked me and took my money. ”
Lisa describes a hellish vacation in a cheap hotel in Tenerife. The hotel was terrible. Our doors have locks, because they have security issues. The curtains were damp, awful, and the bed had an old mattress that sank in the middle. I almost cried when I saw the bathroom, it was dirty. Eventually, the relationship continued and Joe decided to confess. Joe recalls, ‘The previous months were torturous, because I loved Lisa and lied to her every day. When he got home exhausted, all I wanted to do was tell him he didn’t need to come back.
Joe finally tells Lisa about her £10 million lottery win. Lisa’s first reaction was anger, but when Joe explained what happened, the couple decided to tie the knot and the rest is history.