A mum of four from Middleton is celebrating today after scooping £1m on the Lotto Millionaire Raffle from Saturday’s draw.
Susan Home, 48, said she immediately handed in her notice at work and is now looking forward to making the trip of a lifetime to Australia to see her daughter – something she never believed would be possible.
Susan, who plays The National Lottery online, discovered she was a millionaire early on Sunday morning by a loud bleeping on her phone.
“I was asleep in bed and my phone bleeped to tell me I had an email. I just thought it was probably another junk email. “I went to look and saw it was from The National Lottery – it said I had won two lucky dip tickets – I was over the moon. I couldn’t believe it!
Susan, who worked as a warehouse operative in Middleton, said her new life begins today and she is planning to use some of her newfound fortune to visit her eldest daughter, Joanna, 29, in Australia – something she always dreamed of doing but never believed would be possible.
She said: “Joanna went travelling last November and I’ve not seen her since. I always hoped I would be able to visit her so I’ve literally been working seven days a week and as much overtime as possible in hope that one day I would be able to save enough money to go.
“Now, thanks to The National Lottery I have – this win really couldn’t have come at a better time.
“When I broke the news to Joanna she couldn’t believe it. We can’t wait to be reunited.”
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A teenage mother from Golborne, near Wigan, is celebrating an extra special Christmas after winning £100,000 on a National Lottery scratch card.
Rebecca Tierney, 19, who has a three-month-old baby boy, Cole, and lives at home with her mother, says she is looking forward to treating her family, learning to drive and buying her dream car.
She said: "I have never been able to afford driving lessons so I am definitely going to start to learn to drive and I absolutely love the Mini, so hopefully I will be able to buy my dream car too."
Miss Tierney added: "I rarely buy scratchcards but I had bought a can of Coke and saw the scratchcards and thought, 'it is coming up to Christmas, I could be lucky'. I just spent £1.