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Home for good
Updated: Friday 25th April 2014

Neil Chester, a father of four, aged 31 years, had recently been made redundant from an IT job he’d had in Guernsey. The family had moved back to Margate, in England to stay with relatives whilst Neil found a job. Neil could not buy UK lottery tickets in Guernsey, so when they were back on National Lottery land, Neil bought a lucky dip at Tesco Extra in Broadstairs, Kent, for the draw on Wednesday 5 September.

Life was looking up for the couple on Friday 7 September, as Neil made his way home from a trip to London where he’d been made two job offers. Whilst walking home from the station he decided to check his lottery ticket and nearly passed out when the shopkeeper told him the ticket was the only winner of the jackpot and worth £8,531,595. Neil was extra lucky as the jackpot had grown to over £8 million as a result of a rollover from the Saturday draw.

The first thing Neil did was head straight back to wife Kate to tell her the good news. The couple now plan to have a honeymoon (after 11 years of being married) and take the children on their first overseas holiday, to Disneyland Paris. Then it’ll be no more work for Neil, a new family home with a large garden, a Chrysler Voyager car and much longed for riding lessons for Kate.

Published: Thursday 18th October 2007

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