May Day Lotto Win
Updated: Thursday 24th April 2014
A woman from Churchdown, Gloucester, had a May Day that she will remember for the rest of her life thanks to winning a Lotto jackpot worth £4,599,128. The lottery results on Saturday 1 May were 06, 15, 28, 29, 30 and 47, and the Bonus Ball was 19. Pauline Stanley, who is 59, matched all six of the main numbers and was the only jackpot winner for that draw. What made the May Day Lotto win even better was the fact that she watched her National Lottery numbers come up live on television as her husband Barry, who is 61, was using their home computer in the same room.
“I was watching the lottery and I wrote the numbers down onto a notepad,” Pauline explained. “I was just sat here, and I hadn't checked the ticket at the time. Barry was on the computer and he came over and said ‘I take it you haven't won the lottery?’
“I said ‘I haven't checked the ticket yet’, and I looked at the ironing and thought 'I'll do my ironing and watch Casualty’. As I stood up I thought 'I will go and check', and that was it. My ironing didn't get done! I said to Barry I'd won, but he wouldn't believe me. He said ‘Are you sure you've got the right numbers?’”
Pauline really had got the right numbers, and the three-line Lotto ticket that she had bought from a Sainsbury’s store in Barnwood was suddenly worth over £4.59 million. Barry was already intending to retire in the summer, so quitting work wasn’t a new issue that the couple had to contend with. Their initial celebrations were also rather relaxed, with Barry enjoying a glass of Scotch and Pauline indulging in what she described as a strong coffee with sugar.
The couple now plan to help their family with their millions and Barry may treat himself to a new car as well as start playing more golf. They may also buy a new home in the local area or make changes their existing home.
We congratulate Pauline and Barry and hope that their May Day Lotto win brings them plenty of happiness as they approach their golden years. Readers who would also like to have some golden years to look forward to can buy lottery tickets online today and have a go at winning their own jackpot. There is £2.4 million up for grabs in the Lotto game this Wednesday 19 May and £12 million on offer in the EuroMillions game this Friday 21 May.Published: Tuesday 18th May 2010
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