A dad from Sunderland who's won £1million on a scratchcard says he was concerned about how he was going to pay the billsRead the full story ›
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.
"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."
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Lewis Rider, who turns 23 on September 7th, purchased the scratchcard this week whilst buying a tin of food for his dog, Marley.Read the full story ›
A lucky young barman from Durham is celebrating after scooping the top prize on The National Lottery's 777 Scratchcard.
The winner who netted £1 million is going public this morning at the Ramside Hall Hotel in Carrville.
He will reveal the circumstances of his win and how he plans to enjoy his new found wealth.
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, who's a hairdresser, and Robert, who's a self-employed builder, plan to spend some of the money improving their home.
A mother and son from Teesside have started the new year with a £7.5 million lottery win.
While her son is planning a new house and sports car,Doreen Hay has much more moderate plans.
Katie Oakes reports.
Doreen Hay, who has scooped £7.5m on the lottery has said she will treat her three grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, and ex-husband, John.
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."
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.