Who was Margaret Loughrey?
A woman named Margaret Loughrey from Co Tyrone died unexpectedly after winning £27 million in the Euromillions lottery. Margaret Loughrey, a Strabane resident, was discovered dead early Thursday morning. Her death isn’t being investigated as a homicide.
Her life was changed forever by the 2013 lottery victory, which was the greatest jackpot ever won in Northern Ireland at the time.
Margaret won £26,863,588 in 2013 by matching five numbers and two lucky stars.
She claimed she was visiting a job market at the time to obtain an application form for a charity position when she purchased the ticket.
Margaret remained in her hometown despite her large prize, vowing to “spread” the money around.
She was 50 years old.
Margaret Loughrey Lottery Winner
Because she was unemployed and living on benefits when she won the lotto, the woman got the moniker “Maggie Millions.”
However, after being the victim of multiple crimes, Ms. Loughrey claimed in 2019 that she only had £5 million left in her inheritance.
She stated in a newspaper interview at the time, “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.”
Margaret Loughrey Cause Of Death
She was discovered deceased this morning at her house in Strabane, Northern Ireland.
Her death is not being treated as suspicious, according to police, and a post mortem will be performed as soon as possible.
According to belfastlive.co.uk, A NIAS spokesman said, “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.”
PSNI spokesperson said, “Police received a report of the sudden death of a woman at the Ballycolman Lane area of Strabane on Thursday 2nd September.”
“A post mortem is due to take place but at this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious.”