Carer from Essex celebrates £1 million lottery win

National Lottery winners. Credit: National Lottery

A carer from Chelmsford is celebrating after winning a million pounds in the lottery.

Lynne Groves, 58, says she will treat her friends and family to cars and foreign holidays.

The mother of three and grandmother to eight has worked as a carer for more than 30 years.

Lynne said: “I was looking after a gentleman who I have known for many years.

"About midnight I made myself a cup of tea and decided to check my lottery tickets.

"I saw that the main numbers didn’t match but then I worked my way down to the Lotto Raffle, I couldn’t believe my eyes, it matched!"

Lynne said the win was a result of a mistake by the shopkeeper who served her.

“I know the family who run my local shop really well and there’s always a joke or kind word when I pop in," she said.

"On Wednesday night I asked for my Lotto tickets and by mistake the shopkeeper ran off EuroMillion tickets, and then realising the mistake, so ran off my Lotto Lucky Dip tickets a few seconds later from the machine.

"I’m sure it’s those precious moments that made me a millionaire!”

Lynne Groves and her youngest daughter Gemma celebrate lottery win. Credit: National Lottery

“My family mean the world to me. I’ve always done as much as I can to help them and now I can do even more.

"My children will have brand new cars, straight off the forecourt and so will Mick.

"The grandchildren will all have a little nest-egg set-up for when they leave school but I’m also sending them to Disneyland this year.”

Lynne bought her Lotto Millionaire Raffle at Nisa Castle Stores on Sandford Road in Chelmsford on Wednesday 24 February, 2016.

Lynne Groves and her youngest daughter Gemma celebrate lottery win. Credit: National Lottery