A WELSH family who scooped a massive lottery win decided to buy their country of birth, they have revealed.
The Bishop family of Abergavenny won over £61m in the EuroMillions lottery, enabling them to pay off their mortgage, book a dream holiday and become the new rulers of Wales.
Dad Martin Bishop said: “We’ve always dreamt of owning our own country, so when our lottery numbers came up we put in an offer to the British government and they accepted straight away.
“Wales is perfect for us because we’re familiar with the area and local customs like going to Sainsbury’s. My wife’s declared herself Queen of Snowdonia and I’m doing up Caernarfon Castle so my daughter’s friends can come round for sleepovers.”
Son Euan Bishop, 12, said: “Ruling Wales is sick. Today I had to deal with a border incursion by Bristolians, but the Welsh Guards soon killed those dope-smoking bongo players.
“Dad’s been pretty strict though. He says if I don’t come up with an economic regeneration plan for the Valleys by Saturday he’s not taking me to see Star Trek Beyond.”