76 year old John Alford from Trowbridge has described winning the lottery as "a wonderful, wonderful feeling knowing that we won’t have a financial care in the world for the rest of our days". John and his wife Pauline have been playing the lottery since it first started in 1994.
John has been retired for 10 years. Before that he worked as a fireman on the footplate of steam engines with the old Great Western Railway, a long-distance lorry driver with the former Watney Brewery and a Transport and General Workers’ Union convenor.
Along with his wife Pauline John has three children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. John has already booked them a two week holiday to Florida.
– John Alford
We’re a very close family and I’ve always dreamed of taking everyone to Florida and going on the roller coasters. I’m a big kid at heart.
But Pauline and I will also look to move home and maybe buy a bungalow close to our daughter, Debra. I am also going to buy a new car, something big enough to be able to transport the grandchildren around in.