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Bus driver who won £6.1m on the lottery went to work the following day as 'people rely on him for their morning commute'

All aboard! Mr Jones was halfway through a shift when he discovered he was a multi-millionaire Credit: Camelot

An ecstatic bus driver who worked 12 hour shifts in order to make ends meet went to work the day after winning £6.1 million on the Lotto jackpot as "people rely on him for their morning commute".

After checking his numbers online, grandfather Kevin Jones "screamed" when he realised that all six matched. However, since nothing was officially confirmed he went to work the next morning while his wife Michele phoned Camelot to check that their dreams had come true.

Kevin and Michele Jones celebrate Credit: Camelot

I had just arrived in Newcastle-under-Lyme when my phone rang and it was my wife Michele telling me we really had won the lottery. It was just so much to take in.

I tried to remain calm. I knew I had to drive the bus back to Crewe and look after all of my passengers.

– Kevin Jones
£6.1m
Kevin Jones won £6.1m on the Lotto jackpot.

The driver D&G then phoned his boss to tell him that he needed to finish his shift as "something major had happened" and he was unable to concentrate.

The couple raise a glass to their winnings Credit: Camelot

My boss was naturally very concerned and said I really had to tell him in case this could affect my passengers. I just said to him 'Don't worry, it isn't bad news, it is the most incredible news ever - I have won the Lotto jackpot!

– Mr Jones

The £6,162,138 win was a stroke of good luck for the Jones' after they lost everything several years ago when they suffered a double break-in over one weekend. The couple were living in Spain at the time, but following the crime, they packed up, drove home, and had to start all over again.

It is just amazing that this has happened. To think we had nothing and were working around the clock and now we have this. We really can now start to live the life of our dreams - something we never believed would happen to us.

– Mr Jones

The 57-year-old plans to spend his winnings looking after his wife, two children Andrew, 30, and Lorraine, 32, as well as his five-year-old grandson Joshua.

Mr Jones matched numbers 1, 3, 28, 34, 37 and 46 on Wednesday, May 18, with a National Lottery ticket bought from McColls in Hungerford Road, Crewe.