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He worked all his life driving lorries, but now he can really enjoy his retirement. Great grandfather John Alford has become a millionaire after hitting the jackpot on the lottery.
The 76-year-old from Trowbridge in Wiltshire today said he was going to take his family away on a dream holiday abroad.
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy went to meet him:
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.
Great grandfather John Alford celebrates his £1.4 million lottery win with a family holiday to Florida. Rob Murphy has been to meet him ...
76 year old John Alford, from Trowbridge has won £1.4 million on the National Lottery. John said his family are very close and he'd always joked that if he won the lottery he'd take them all on holiday - so that's what they're doing!
A great grandfather from Trowbridge, who has won £1.4 million on the lottery will be celebrating by taking 20 of his family on holiday to Florida.
A 76 year old retired lorry driver from Trowbridge has won £1.4 million on the lottery. The great grandfather (who hasn't yet been named) won the money on Saturday's Lotto Draw.