Croatian Lottery Winner “Had to take the Bus, Husband too Excited to Drive”

Katarina Anđelković

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24Sata spoke to the lucky winner. “I won the prize on the day when, 30 years ago, I had to leave Turanj as a refugee of the war. In the end, I stayed there, and somehow I consider the prize a reward for everything I went through,” says Vesna. “I wasn’t sure if my husband was crying, singing or laughing… he is in such a condition that he can’t drive, so as a millionaire, I had to take the bus to Primošten, said the smiling winner, who in the drawing of Loto 7 on Wednesday also turned the wheel on Second Chance won a prize of HRK 1 million.

Vesna says her husband is the actual player, but the pandemic has changed his habits.

“He was in charge of playing every week, and he would never skip a round. However, since this virus and pandemic arrived, I have been the one who is in charge of paying for the Loto 7 and Eurojackpot tickets. If I accidentally forget, he is there to remind me – says Vesna, a continental woman from Turanj, but the war and circumstances took her to the sea.

“I see the name of the game Second Chance as the beginning of something new, just as my move from Turanj to Primošten was the beginning of a new era,” says Vesna, who fully embraced the Dalmatian way of life.

“The olive harvest has just ended, and now we will make oil, and the weather has served us so well that the last time I swam in the sea was two weeks ago,” she said.

She has yet to figure out what she will spend the winnings on.

“As long as our health serves us, that’s the only thing that matters. And what we will do with the prize is yet to be decided. At the moment, I am also quite confused, and I have already described my husband’s condition. I have to admit that I never thought I would win and what I would do with the winnings, and my husband always told me, ‘It’s our million’ and has done so week after week. And now it is; it’s really ours”, Vesna said at the end. She couldn’t wait to start the journey back to her Primošten – to the peace and quiet among the olive trees.

Congratulations to Vesna and her overwhelmed husband! We could not be happier for you.

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