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Lottery winners: "We thought win was April fool"

by John Willats

A couple from Nottinghamshire who won £4.4m on the lottery say they now plan to go on a cruise to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

Jim Emerton, 55, and his wife Maureen, 56, matched all six numbers in Saturday's draw.

They told a press conference that they thought it was an April fool.

The full report, by John Willats, contains flash photography.

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Lottery millionaires thought win was an April fool

by ITV Central News
Jim Emerton, 55, and his wife Maureen, 56 Credit: ITV Central

A couple from Nottinghamshire who won £4.4m on the lottery say they now plan to go on a cruise to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

Jim Emerton, 55, and his wife Maureen, 56, matched all six numbers in Saturday's draw.

They told a press conference that they thought it was an April fool.

The National Lottery cheque presented to Nottinghamshire couple Credit: ITV Central

Nottingham's lottery luck strikes again

by ITV Central News

A couple from Nottingham have won a £4,449,039 jackpot after matching all six numbers in Saturday's lottery draw.

Today they'll go public and share their plans for the future.

This takes the number of winning lottery tickets from Nottinghamshire this year to three.

In January, builder Gareth Bull from Mansfield won £40 million.

In February a couple from Nottingham scooped the Euromillions lottery jackpot. Cassey Carrington and Matt Topham won a staggering £45 million.

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