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Great Grandmother Wins Jackpot

Great Grandmother Wins Jackpot
Updated: Thursday 24th April 2014

A great grandmother in Cumbria is in a celebratory mood after matching all six Lotto numbers on Wednesday 25 November to win a jackpot prize of £850,513. That might sound a tad low for a jackpot, but regular readers will recall that there were eight jackpot winners in that particular draw, so a prize that is less than £150,000 short of a million really wasn’t that bad at all, given the circumstances.

Brenda Pugh, who is 70, saw the lottery results that made her a winner live on television. “I don't usually stay up that late but after the news thought I'd watch the draw,” she explained. “I got three and was excited about winning £10. Then four, then five and I'm thinking how much do you get for five. Then six, it was amazing I was dancing round the living room.”

The first thing that brand new lottery winner Brenda did (after she had managed to stop dancing around the room) was call her daughter, Nicola. Brenda was collected by her daughter and taken to her house to wait for the prize amount to be confirmed.

“We sat at Nicola's house waiting to see how many ways it had been shared, which seemed to take forever,” Brenda said. “Once I found out it was that much money I was overjoyed. It is wonderful, I still can't believe it.”

With four children, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild, it isn’t any surprise that Brenda intends to share some of her Lotto winnings with her family. Her family is actually going to get even bigger in the near future because she has another two grandchildren on the way!

“I don't want a lot,” Brenda said. “I'm not going to move, I've been here for 47 years but I will have it redecorated and a new kitchen. I'm going to make sure my family are all OK, which will make me very happy, and of course it is going to be a very special Christmas.”

We congratulate Brenda on her fantastic win, and encourage anyone else who wants to have a similarly special Christmas to buy lottery tickets online. There is a £7.4 million jackpot to be won in the Lotto game on Wednesday 2 December and a massive £26 million jackpot on offer in the EuroMillions game on Friday!

Published: Tuesday 1st December 2009

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