You Beauty! Aspiring Beautician Scoops £200,000 in Lotto Draw
Last Updated: Wednesday 30th July 2014, 10:32 am
An aspiring beautician’s dream has come true after she scooped almost £200,000 in the UK Lotto draw. Suzanne Richards, from Bolton in Lancashire, was facing possible redundancy from her current job at Morrisons but thanks to her £199,461 windfall in last Wednesday’s draw, she can now pursue her dream career.
Reflecting on the moment she discovered she’d won, Suzanne said, “I was getting ready for work when my partner Neil (Hollows, 36) called to remind me to double-check our numbers. The second I put the phone down to Neil, it rang again and I had a call from a Camelot winners’ adviser telling me I’d won big. It really was unbelievable timing!”
The 36-year-old mum had only recently started playing regularly, after she opened an online Lotto account. As an online Direct Debit player, Suzanne would have been sent an email notifying her that she should check her National Lottery account for some exciting news. However, before having had a chance to log in, Suzanne was informed of her win in a telephone call from one of Camelot’s winners’ advisers which is an established procedure, and an added bonus, for Direct Debit players.
She continued, “It still didn’t register that I’d won for ages and I just couldn’t believe it. I went in to work as usual but was in a complete daze. It just didn’t feel real. I had to keep reminding myself throughout the day what had happened that morning.
“I rang Neil later to let him know we’d won and he was completely over the moon. Later that day, he picked me up from work and we went straight home to look at houses to buy.”
The winning couple are looking into buying a house and possibly a new car for Miss Richards, who passed her driving test two weeks ago. But the most exciting prospect for Miss Richards is the prospect of a career makeover.
She said, “It’s one of my ambitions to become a beautician and I’ve been doing courses over the past year to get the right qualifications. It’s always been my dream to be a beautician, and with this money, it will finally become a reality.
“This money really couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s going to completely transform all of our lives for the better. We want to enjoy ourselves with it. I’ve only just passed my driving test, so I’ll be buying myself a brand new red Toyota Yaris.
“A family holiday to somewhere hot with a beautiful beach is also top of the shopping list. Kyle is mad about music and loves Queen, so I want to treat him with an exact replica of Brian May’s guitar too. We want to save a bit back too.”
“We’ll also be able to get a mortgage for a new home, which is something I never thought would be possible. I’ll also be able to pay for Kyle’s university fees in a few years’ time, which is a huge relief for all of us.”
The winning Lotto numbers from the draw on Wednesday 23rd July were 14, 18, 20, 30, 43, 47 and with Bonus Ball 35. The next UK Lotto draw takes place tonight and, following a single jackpot winner in the draw last Saturday, has a new jackpot of £2,100,000 up for grabs.