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Sunderland father scoops £1m lotto jackpot

A father from Sunderland is celebrating after winning a £1million top prize on a National Lottery scratchcard.

Kenny Ashton, 33, as his wife Gillian, 26, are expecting their first son, the couple said they cannot believe the timing.

Kenny puts the success down to a premonition.

Kenny Ashton scooped a top prize

"I had a dream that National Lottery luck was going to come my way, so the following day when I was on my lunch break, I popped into the local supermarket and bought the scratchcard - it was simply the card which really took my eye on the stand."

– Kenny Ashton


£111,000 lottery win for Teesside hairdresser and builder

Cheers! The lottery winners celebrate Credit: ITV News

A couple from Teesside are celebrating after scooping more than £100,000 playing the National Lottery. Emma Coulson and her partner Robert Silcox bought the winning ticket during a holiday in Cumbria. They didn't realise they'd won until four days after the draw was made.

We both let out an enormous scream and burst into tears of joy... We just didn't know what to do with ourselves at first, apart from sit there in a state of shock.

– Emma Coulson

Emma, who's a hairdresser, and Robert, who's a self-employed builder, plan to spend some of the money improving their home.


The moment a woman told her son they were millionaires!

A 70-year-old woman was checking the papers on January 12 when she realised she won the lottery. Doreen Hay immediately called her son, 38-year-old engineer, John Hay.

"John, you'll have to come over, I think we've won the Lottery."

"I checked the numbers three times."

"I couldn't believe it so I sat down and then checked again."

"It was then I realised we'd won £7.5m."

– Doreen Hay, who won £7.5m

After phoning the National Lottery, John called his partner Susan, 39, a customer services representative. The couple plan to buy a dream home. His mother intends to move from her upstairs flat into a bungalow, treat her three grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, and ex-husband, John.

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