Bus driver who won £6.1m on the lottery went to work the following day as 'people rely on him for their morning commute'

All aboard! Mr Jones was halfway through a shift when he discovered he was a multi-millionaire Credit: Camelot

An ecstatic bus driver who worked 12 hour shifts in order to make ends meet went to work the day after winning £6.1 million on the Lotto jackpot as "people rely on him for their morning commute".

After checking his numbers online, grandfather Kevin Jones "screamed" when he realised that all six matched. However, since nothing was officially confirmed he went to work the next morning while his wife Michele phoned Camelot to check that their dreams had come true.

Kevin and Michele Jones celebrate Credit: Camelot

The driver D&G then phoned his boss to tell him that he needed to finish his shift as "something major had happened" and he was unable to concentrate.

The couple raise a glass to their winnings Credit: Camelot

The £6,162,138 win was a stroke of good luck for the Jones' after they lost everything several years ago when they suffered a double break-in over one weekend. The couple were living in Spain at the time, but following the crime, they packed up, drove home, and had to start all over again.

The 57-year-old plans to spend his winnings looking after his wife, two children Andrew, 30, and Lorraine, 32, as well as his five-year-old grandson Joshua.

Mr Jones matched numbers 1, 3, 28, 34, 37 and 46 on Wednesday, May 18, with a National Lottery ticket bought from McColls in Hungerford Road, Crewe.