There was quite a party in Plymouth today - with colleagues at a Tesco store toasting a massive win on the National Lottery
They scooped almost £4 million - leaving each of them two hundred and fifty thousand pounds richer - give or take a penny or two. Richard Lawrence went to meet them.
A recording of the moment one of Cornwall’s most recent National Lottery winners discovered he had won £1million has been used in a nationwide campaign.
30 year old Lee Orchard from St Austell bought the lucky scratch card on a whim in March 2013 using a £5 note from a previous scratch card win.
The married father of two who works at his parents garden centre black acre nurseries in St Columb Major.
Lee said; “I clearly remember making the phonecall, it’s definitely the most excited I’ve ever been. It was an amazing moment and my next call was to my wife!”
Lee and his wife have now adapted to life after their win, buying the home they had always dreamed of in the village they both grew up in.
Lee Orchard 30 from St Austell bought the lucky scratch card on a whim using a £5 note from a previous scratch card win.
The married father of two who works at his parents garden centre black acre nurseries in St Columb Major couldn't believe his eyes when it came up as a million win.
He got the shop to check it for him and was told to contact Camelot as the prize was too big.
He plans to move to a bigger house using their new found fortune.
He wants to take the kids to Disneyland when they are a bit older
A man from Cornwall has won a million pounds on a National Lottery scratchcard. The man, who is yet to be named, works as a gardener in St Austell. He will receive his prize at the Eden Project later today.
A village library in Dorset will soon be transformed into a vibrant community hub thanks to a £50,000 lottery award.
The volunteer-led Charmouth Central Community Library and Internet Cafe project will take over the running of the library from the local council.
They will then develop and expand the building into a multi-purpose community venue.
The project is one of eight to receive a share of about £343,000 across the South West thanks to The Big Lottery Fund's (Big) Village SOS scheme. In England, 35 projects have shared more than £1.4 million.
Other awards went to St Mellion Mobile Shop in Cornwall, which received about £50,000 and the Fresh Food Bus Mobile Village Shop in Wootton Fitzpaine, West Dorset £35,780.