Small Business

From $6.5K lotto win to $3M business

Robyn Exton, creator of lesbian dating ands social networking app, Her.

ROBYN Exton was working two jobs, studying at college and had moved back to her dad’s house when, just like every week, she took a punt on Britain’s lotto.

“I have always loved the lottery and I play it all the time,” the 30-year-old from London tells “I woke up one Saturday and when I looked at the numbers I realised many were the winning numbers.”

Excitedly, she looked to see how much she had won on the Euromillions draw. Sure, it was one number short of the jackpot but it was nothing to be sniffed at.

“It wasn’t 60 million pounds but it was 3500 pounds [$6700] so it was amazing”.

It was 2012 and the temptation to burn through her windfall was huge. But Ms Exton resisted the urge and instead invested the money in her own, less than certain to be successful, business venture.

Jarrod Sierocki

A punt on Britain’s Euromillions draw kickstarted Robyn Exton’s business. Picture: Bruno Vincent/Getty Images….

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