£1 million honeymoon for young Basingstoke couple

The perfect honeymoon is a dream of every newlywed couple – a dream that is about to come true for David and Sam Mackie from Basingstoke. They won £1million prize and a luxury trip to Australia’s Sunshine Coast in Euromillions Mega Friday draw.

David and Sam Mackie from Basingstoke got married two and a half years ago, but haven’t got a chance to take a holiday abroad or even have a honeymoon since their wedding. The perfect opportunity for a trip of lifetime finally showed up in the form of £1 million Euromillions winning ticket.

“This is an amazing opportunity and the more we found out about the trip, the more we realized what a big deal it was,” said Mr. Mackie. “It really is an once in a lifetime chance and I already have the forms to apply for passports for Sam and our boys.”

They have two sons – four-year-old boy Taylor and a four-month-old baby Carter, and never get a chance to celebrate their honeymoon with a romantic getaway. The family’s last holiday was a week in Bude, Cornwall, in September, which cost just £7.50 using a voucher from a newspaper.

“We looked at (Las) Vegas for our honeymoon but it is tricky saving money for holiday with a young family and we never managed to go. We are really family-orientated and now being able to share this trip with our children will be even better,” said Mr. Mackie.

Dream honeymoon isn’t the only thing that the young couple can afford now – they also signed the paperwork towards buying a new house for their expanding family.