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Lottery winners celebrate £1 million raffle win

Lottery winners Alan and Kim Elliott Photo: PA

A couple from Nottingham have claimed their £1 million lottery raffle win - after finding their winning ticket stuck to the fridge two months later!

Alan and Kim Elliott, from Aspley, bought the winning lucky dip ticket for the EuroMillions draw on March 23 and only remembered to check it last week.

Alan and Kim Elliott are the fourth lottery winners in Nottinghamshire this year Credit: PA

Mr Elliott only found out he had won after taking a batch of tickets to his local newsagents to check as usual after seeing a TV advert for the #70 million EuroMillions rollover.

He said the shop assistant checked the tickets and asked him to "sit down and stay calm".

The couple say they celebrated the win with a Chinese takeaway and a bottle of champagne - but they say have not got any firm plans on how to spend the money just yet. Mr Elliott said he would be buying a Range Rover and hoped to spend a little more time on the golf course.

"I was only talking with my colleagues about what we'd do if we won the lottery not knowing that sitting in my kitchen was a real life-changing slip of paper."

– Alan Elliott

The pair, whose names were revealed at a press conference at Eastwood Hall near Nottingham this morning, said they would continue to work following the win.

It is the fourth lottery jackpot to be won in Nottinghamshire since the start of the year. Jim Emerton, 56, and his wife Maureen, 55, from Carlton in Nottingham, scooped £4,449,039 in March. Gareth and Catherine Bull, from Mansfield, won £40,627,241 in January, while Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham, both 22 and from Stapleford, took home £45,160,170.50 in February.