Euromillions Winner Who Said £27m Fortune ‘Destroyed Her Life’ Found Dead

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Euromillions winner Margaret Loughrey, who said her £27million fortune ‘destroyed her life,’ has been found dead.

The 56-year-old was reportedly discovered by police at her £125,000 home in Strabane, Co Tyrone, in Northern Ireland, on September 2.

A police spokesperson told the Mirror: “Police received a report of the sudden death of a woman at the Ballycolman Lane area of Strabane on Thursday 2nd September.

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The Euromillions winner said the £27million fortune ‘destroyed her life’ before being found dead. Credit: Unsplash

“A post mortem is due to take place but at this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious.”

Loughrey, who was referred to as ‘Maggie Millions,’ bagged the large sum of cash in 2013. At the time, she’d reportedly been unemployed and living on benefits.

She claimed that she purchased the winning ticket on the way home from the Job Centre.

Recalling the day, she said: “I left the house on Tuesday because I heard there was a job advertised and I wanted to apply for it.

“So I went to the Job Centre and printed out the job application before going to Supervalu.

“I can’t always afford to do the Euromillions but I had a couple of extra pounds in my purse and just on the spur of the moment I did a Lucky Dip.”

But by 2019, Loughrey claimed to have only £5million left, after allegedly being the victim of theft on several occasions.

Looking back at the win and how it impacted her life, she dubbed it ‘hell’.

In an interview with Sunday Life, she explained: “I have had six years of this and I don’t believe in religion, but if there is a hell, I have been in it. It has been that bad. I went down to five-and-a-half-stone.

“I won £27m. I have just over £5m left, but a lot of that I gave to people. I will never have peace as long as I live.

“Even if I didn’t have a penny left, I won’t.”

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