We’ve all done it haven’t we? Found a little bit of small change in our pocket or purse and bought a lottery ticket. Because as the saying goes ‘you’ve got to be in it to win it’ and you just never know until you have a go.
Well, meet Gail Colledge from Carnforth in Lancashire. She came across some loose change in her pocket and did just that. What is unusual about this lottery tale is that Gail doesn’t usually buy EuroMillions tickets, only lotto tickets for the National Lottery draw every Wednesday and Saturday. The only exception to this rule is when there is a large Euro Millions lottery jackpot on offer.
Although Gail didn’t scoop the lottery jackpot in Friday 12th July’s draw, she did bag a £1m by winning the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle. She said of her win, “I had spare change in my pocket so I thought I would buy a ticket. I never expected to be a big winner.”
Like many lottery winners, Gail is now in the fortunate position to quit her job. She has already done this, despite enjoying her role on the pizza counter at Asda in Kendal, where she has worked for three years. She said “I love my job, but when you have £1m in the bank, you don’t need to work, do you?”
The lucky EuroMillions winner plans to spend her fantastic lotto fortune on a trip of a lifetime to the USA to visit her best friend. And in true millionaire style she will travel first class. “All of my money worries are gone, I can treat my family and I can go to see my friend in America and travel first class – something I never dreamed I would ever be able to afford.”
Other plans include home improvements: “I have no intentions of moving house as I love my home, but I have lots of plans for renovations and improvements. I think a new bathroom will be top of the agenda.”
Why don’t you give it a chance and purchase your EuroMillions lottery tickets online at Lottery24.com?