A LOTTO player missed a £1million EuroMillions win when his girlfriend changed his numbers to a lucky dip.
Jacob Simon, 32, admits he and Chantelle Avossa, 29, have “fallen out a bit”.
With a record £175million pot up for grabs on Friday, his normal picks would have matched all five main numbers plus one of the two lucky stars.
He would have shared £7.5million with six European winners, netting £1,071,420.
But without telling him, nurse Chantelle — mum to their three-year-old son — swapped the numbers because they had not brought any luck all year.
The dip won nothing.
Plasterer Jacob, of Leicester, said: “I feel sick. The more I think about it the more I can’t believe it. We haven’t slept at all. We’ve fallen out a bit.”
The couple chose their numbers — 14, 20, 27, 34, 38 and lucky stars 2 and 11 — a year ago.
The Lotto app’s game history shows they had stuck with them until this week.
All of them, except number 2, came up on Friday.
Jacob added: “I wasn’t watching the draw but my girlfriend said, ‘You are going to kill me. Our numbers have come up but I changed them’.
“I thought she was joking. It didn’t sink in until later.
“I’m happy it wasn’t multi millions, that would have been absolutely galling.
“You’re not losing anything if you’ve never had it in the first place but it was a nice dream. I could’ve been a millionaire.”
The most any Brit won was £9,243 for five numbers.
The pot rolls over to Tuesday.
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