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Grandmother Wins Lottery Millions

Grandmother Wins Lottery Millions
Updated: Thursday 24th April 2014

Yesterday we told you about a couple of football fans who landed a quarter share of the Lotto jackpot on Saturday 19 June, and today we can reveal the identity of one of the other lottery winners from the same game. Angela Brown is a 55 year old grandmother who lives in Driffield and she won her £2,033,705 share of the spoils with the same numbers that she always plays – 34, 37, 39, 41, 42 and 47. Like any true fan of National Lottery games, Angela plans to continue playing Lotto and will even be sticking with the same numbers. Whether she will manage to land another big prize by taking that approach remains to be seen, but in the meantime Angela can while away the months spending the millions that she has already won…

Angela was taking care of her grandson, who was just a few months old at the time, when her husband Colin saw her numbers come up one by one. “Our grandson was staying with us that evening so I was busy feeding him and getting him ready for bed whilst Colin watched the end of the show,” she explained. “He told me that I had one number, then two and that I might have won £10, and then another number came up and we realised I had all six numbers. I thought I had to have the bonus ball as well to win the jackpot but Colin told me I didn’t and we just couldn’t believe it.”

Colin, who is 57 years old and runs his own business as a painter and decorator, described what happened next. “Once we found out we called our daughters who couldn’t believe it either,” he said. He then added that the couple had kept the winning ticket “under lock and key” until a representative from the lottery organisers paid a visit to take them through the official claims process.

Angela is naturally delighted about the win, and for several specific reasons. “This win will allow Colin to retire and spend more time with our daughters and grandson,” she said. “We’re going on holiday in the near future, which we already had booked but we can make it extra special and really celebrate when we get there. We are also having an extension and conservatory done on the house so the money will help with that and we can help our daughter to buy a house close to us.”

We congratulate Angela on her win and remind readers that there is a £2.4 million jackpot to play for this Wednesday 23 June as well as a £12 million jackpot in the EuroMillions game on Friday. Buy lottery tickets online for whichever games you fancy and good luck!

Published: Tuesday 29th June 2010

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