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'Unlucky' shop assistant amazed to have sold winning lottery ticket

A garage attendant has spoken of her shock after learning she sold the winning £61 million ticket for Friday's EuroMillions draw.

Lottery bosses announced the winner of the jackpot as the Davies family on Wednesday Credit: PA

Lottery bosses announced the winner of the jackpot as a five-strong family syndicate made up of Stephanie Davies, 23, her boyfriend Steve Powell, 30, her sister Courtney, 19, their mum Sonia, 53, and Sonia's partner Keith Reynolds, 55.

Stephanie bought the ticket from the Overmonnow Garage near her hometown of Monmouth, just moments before the draw closed.

Sales assistant Maggie Stanley, 42, who sold the winning ticket, described the sale as just "like any other transaction".

"You see it on the news but you do not think that we would sell the ticket." Credit: PA

The mother-of-three said: "I didn't remember even selling the ticket - it was only until I arrived in work today that my boss had told me it was me who sold it."

She joked: "I'm a bit gutted I handed it over now!"

Ms Stanley said she had been bowled over by the attention she had received from locals after they found out she was the shop assistant who put the lucky dip ticket through the till.

"Some have asked whether I can be on the till when they come into buy their tickets in case I'm a good luck charm," she added. "However, I've told them I'm the unluckiest person in the world. I've never won anything other than a few quid on the lottery."

Robin Mansell, 51, the manager of Budgens, the shop at the garage where the ticket was bought, said: "All the staff cannot believe that someone local has won it and that we have sold the ticket.

"You see it on the news but you do not think that we would sell the ticket."

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