Conwy woman scoops £1m on the Lottery

Carol Jones found the winning ticket in her handbag weeks after the draw Credit: National Lottery

A mum from Conwy is celebrating after scooping £1 million in the National Lottery EuroMillions draw – but she only discovered she had won when she found her ticket in her handbag five weeks after the winning numbers were revealed.

Carol Jones, 56, said she had forgotten about her ticket which was at the bottom of her handbag and only realised it was there when she went shopping.

The money means she can now retire from her job as a shoe shop assistant Credit: National Lottery

She said: “I just thought I had better check this ticket – I never believed it would be a winner. I thought I would be throwing it in the bin. I actually checked the ticket on my way into work and I don’t think the news really sank in at first – in fact I still don’t think it has!"

She's now planning to retire from her job as a shoe shop assistant.