A HUSBAND and wife are to divorce after arguing about the £72m they did not win on the lottery.
Bill McKay, from Carlisle, wanted to throw a massive party for all their friends, while his wife Sandra was going to celebrate the win that never happened with a round-the-world trip.
Mutual friend Roy Hobbs said: “They’ve now contacted lawyers to come to a settlement over the assets they don’t have.”
The couple will shortly be imagining how awkward it is going to be to sell the £5m mansion they would have bought and have rallied support from the rich new circle of friends they imagine they would have made.
Divorce lawyers now recommend couples enter lottery counselling before being wed to ensure their tastes will not clash. A London couple broke up last month after the sessions revealed he would become unbearably snobbish while she would blow the lot on expensive, gaudy crap.
Hobbs added: “The irony is, they should’ve broken up years ago over the affairs Bill thought weren’t happening but actually were.”