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Lottery millionaire great-granddad thought he 'might have won £25'

Peter Congdon thought he had won £25. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A great-grandfather from Truro has hit the lottery jackpot, winning £13.5 million in last week's Lotto Rollover.

Three different people told Peter Congdon, 67, it was his lucky day after he won a few pounds on scratchcards three days in a row. When he got lucky on the Rollover his first thought was that he had won £25, before double checking with his daughter that it was the magic six.

“When she agreed with me, I came home and put my ticket in a book in the kitchen and made myself a cup of tea. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep that night.”

– Peter Congdon, Lottery winning

Mr Congdon, a widower, is a father-of-three, grandfather-of-ten and great-grandfather-of-one in a close-knit family who all live nearby. He says he'll be treating himself and his children to new cars, but this year's family holiday won't be changing - they'll be going to Butlin's, as they have for 40 years.

Peter Congdon is looking forward to treating his close-knit family. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Mr Congdon is the latest winner from the region, joining recent winners Jenn Burston from Exeter who won £3 million at Christmas, and a syndicate group from Plymouth who won last summer.

Cornish great-grandfather hits the lottery jackpot

A great grandfather from Cornwall has won £13.5 million on the lottery. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive

A great-grandfather from Cornwall has won £13.5 million on the lottery.

He's the latest winner from the region, joining recent winners Jenn Burston from Exeter who won £3m at Christmas, and a syndicate group from Plymouth who won last summer.

All we know is that the great-grandfather is from Truro - his identity will be unveiled later today.

Exeter £3 million lottery winner thought "I’ve won £3,000"

Mrs Burston has already been back to work. Credit: ITV News

Christmas has come early for Jenn Burston, a part-time administrator and mum of two young children, who has won £3,062,272 on the National Lottery.

The South West's newest millionaire did not match all 6 numbers, but got 5 and the bonus ball, and scooped a share of the £15 million jackpot after a quadruple rollover.

Mrs Burston had only returned to work a month ago after maternity leave, and has already been back since her huge windfall.

She and her husband Ian plan to buy a bigger home, book another holiday and look after their close family.

...my numbers were circled! I thought hang on a minute, I think I’ve won £3,000 and took my phone to go and show my husband.

All my husband Ian kept saying was, ‘are you sure it’s your ticket?’ ... Once we realised it was £3 million neither of us knew what to do next – so I called my mum and my husband called his dad, and by this time, it must have been after 11pm.

I keep asking myself, just how do you spend that sort of money? I’m sure with £3 million in the bank, the knack will come for us!

– Jenn Burston, lottery winner

Exeter woman wins £3m on the lottery

The lucky winner will be opening up about her good fortune later today. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Christmas has come early for an Exeter woman who has won £3,062,272 on Lotto.

The South West's newest millionaire did not match all 6 numbers, but got 5 and the bonus ball, and scooped a share of the £15 million jackpot after a quadruple rollover.

She will be opening up about her winter windfall later today - stay with us for updates on this lovely story.

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20 years of the National Lottery

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the National Lottery, which sees around eight jackpot winners in the West Country every year.

But for Plymouth's Mike Antonucci, his £2.8 million win back in 1995 did not set him up for life. Instead he spent it all on fast cars, yachts and luxury holidays.

Mike Antonucci won £2.8 million in 1995 Credit: ITV News

"Well it probably lasted 14 years, yeah 14, 15 years. I mean do you want to take the money with you, do you want to be the richest man in the graveyard? I don't know, you know."

– Mike Antonucci, Lottery winner

Could you be a millionaire and not know it?

The two winning tickets were drawn in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle on 26 July 2013 Credit: PA

Two people who bought lottery tickets in Gloucester and Bristol last July could be millionaires and not know it. And time's running out - the deadline to claim is 11pm tonight. If you think you it could be you, check out the National Lottery website here.

The missing tickets were two of 100 winning tickets drawn in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle on 26 July.

If no-one comes forward the prize money, plus interest, will go to the National Lottery Good Causes.

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