EuroMillions Winner Who Said Her £27M Jackpot 'Ruined' Her Life Is Found Dead

EuroMillions Winner Who Said Her £27M Jackpot ‘Ruined’ Her Life Is Found Dead

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Margaret Loughrey, who famously claimed her £27M Jackpot ruined her life, has been found dead by police at her £125,000 home. Her death isn’t being treated suspiciously and is indeed a tragic end to her years of trouble. Ms. Loughrey isn’t thought to have ever married but is survived by her four brothers and sister. Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) rushed to her home in Strabane after reports she had died unexpectedly. 

Margaret Loughrey, 56, who said a £27m jackpot ‘destroyed her life’ is found dead in her home.

An ambulance was called, but nothing could be done as she was pronounced deceased right at the scene. In particular, her neighbor and local councilor Paul Gallagher told reporters the whole town was in shock at the tragedy. Paul reportedly said Margaret is well-known and did a lot of good, charitable work around the city. A PSNI spokesman said: “Police received a report of the sudden death of a woman at the Ballycolman Lane area of Strabane on Thursday, Sept. 2.

An ambulance was called, but nothing could be done as she was pronounced deceased right at the scene.

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Ms. Loughrey’s death isn’t being treated suspiciously and is indeed a tragic end to her years of trouble.

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“A post-mortem is due to take place, but at this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious. A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman added: “We were called to an emergency in the Ballycolman area of Strabane at 10:30 am this morning. No patients were taken from the scene.  In 2013, it will be recalled that the now 56-Year-Old purchased the ticket that landed the windfall when she was walking back from the Job Centre amid living on benefits of just £58 per week. 

In 2013, the now 56-Year-Old bought the ticket when walking back from the Job Centre, living on benefits of just £58 per week.

A good luck charm saw Ms. Loughrey dubbed ‘Maggie Millions.’ She bought a property empire, including a pub and a former mill turned leisure center. But within four months of the win, she was sectioned before winning her appeal against a mental health ruling. Ms. Loughrey described her life as a multi-millionaire, a living hell. 

Ms. Loughrey had bought a property empire, including a pub and a former mill turned leisure center.

She revealed people had stolen millions from her and added: “I regret winning the lottery, of course, I do. I was a happy person before. I am a human being, and all it has done is destroy my life.” In 2014, she purchased Herdman’s Mill in Sion Mills but was targeted by fires and vandalism. However, at the most recent count, Ms. Loughrey, before her death, said she only had £5million left and had remarked: “You can’t take your money with you. There is no shroud with pockets.”

She had also bought Herdman’s Mill in Sion Mills in 2014, but fires and vandalism targeted it.

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