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.
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.
A mother and son from Middlesbrough who scooped £7.5m on the lottery plan to spent their money on a dream house and a new car. They also want to go to Disneyland in Florida because they haven't had a family holiday for seven years.
"I saw we'd matched three numbers and thought we'd won a tenner, then I realised we'd won £25. I then saw we'd matched for. When I saw we'd matched all six I thought it was just wishful thinking and I double and triple checked before calling John."
A mother and son from Teesside have scooped a multi-million pound jackpot after matching all six lottery numbers. John Hay, 38, from Billingham and his mother Doreen, 70, from Thornaby won £7.5m on an extra Lucky Dip ticket.
A mother and son from Middlesbrough have won more than £7.5m on the National Lottery. They matched all six numbers in the Saturday night draw. Operator Camelot said the winning ticket was worth £7,505,717.
Today, they will speak to the press at a hotel in Darlington.
A winning EuroMillions lottery ticket remains unclaimed. The ticket was bought in Middlesbrough. The prize is £245,044.80 and it has to be claimed by October 6.
The winning EuroMillions numbers were 15, 35, 38, 44, 48 and the Lucky Stars were 5 and 10.
If no-one comes forward with the winning ticket before the prize claim deadline, then the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to The National Lottery Good Causes.
“Time really is running out for the winner of this prize, but we are still hopeful that someone will come forward at the last minute to claim the money. We’re urging everyone who bought a ticket in this area to check their old tickets one last time or look anywhere a missing EuroMillions ticket could be hiding. This life-changing prize could really help to make dreams become a reality for someone out there.”
– The National Lottery
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