But Sue and James Schofield, of Rhoswiel, Weston Rhyn, near Oswestry, today insisted their new-found wealth had not changed them following their jackpot on the special New Year's Day EuroMillions raffle draw.
The couple were speaking at the public announcement in Shrewsbury where Shropshire and Mid Wales were named the 8th luckiest places in the UK to live.
They said their most extravagant buy so far had been two replacement family vehicles – an Audi A5 and Range Rover – with their dream of starting up their own business, running a boarding kennel for small animals, still in the pipeline.
Mr Schofield said: "I drive a better car but other than that we really don't think we've changed as people.
"We're getting our two girls through their driving tests and then we'll be looking at buying a renovation to turn it into an animal centre.
"We've decided to take the rest of the year off and that has meant we've spent some quality time together and with the kids but we've said all along that next year is when it gets serious and we get back down to business." Mrs Schofield said: "It sounds patronising but there's almost like an extra responsibility you have when you win this kind of money and you have a family.
"If you were young, free and single you'd get on the first plane out of here but we already have our life here in Shropshire.
"We do still get noticed in the street and people coming up to say congratulations which is nice and people who know us say they think it's nice for someone normal to win it, whatever that means."
Mr Schofield added: "I might joke about getting everybody's round in when I'm down the pub but that's as far as it goes really."