Millionaire mum to keep Co-op job after lottery win

Donna Smith had just returned from a two week holiday in Corfu when she discovered the life-changing news Credit: Camelot

A millionaire mum from Chichester says that she's keeping her job at her local Co-op despite winning the lottery.

Donna Smith plans to buy three houses with her winnings, one for her, one for her mother and one for her daughter.

The 41-year old had just returned from a two week holiday in Corfu. The shop worker has made it a tradition to buy a lottery ticket on her birthday and when she has a holiday.

She discovered the news after she checked her ticket at the Southern Co-Op where she works.

When I returned from holiday I asked my work mates to check the ticket for me and it came up with a message saying I needed to call Camelot.

Donna Smith, lottery millionaire

The night she found out she was a millionaire, Donna went out to a hen night. "That evening and found it very difficult to keep the news quiet and my daughter had to go off to work and it took a bit of time for her to calm down," she said.

Her boss at the Co-op in Selsey is delighted that Donna is staying on, calling her a lucky mascot.