Bonus Ball for Kent Naturists
Last Updated: Thursday 17th July 2008, 10:35 am
A couple of naturists from Kent matched five main Lotto numbers and the bonus ball to win £240,928 on Saturday 5 July. Brian Tucker and his partner Margaret Dallard celebrated with a romantic dinner in London before taking in a show.
Brian was scrolling through the Teletext pages on TV to check the Wimbledon results when he decided to see what the national lottery numbers were. He plays three lines of numbers in every draw, and because one of his lines is made up of the birthdays of his children, he knew immediately that he had been lucky.
“I realised straight away that I had won a prize as the numbers all looked so familiar but I didn’t know how much,” Brian explained. “Maggie was in another room so I shouted out that we’d had a win on the lottery and she rushed in. When I checked again I could see that we had matched five numbers and the bonus ball – Maggie and I just started hugging each other and jumping around the room saying ‘oh my god…we’ve won, we’ve won.’”
The couple collected their cheque for £240,928 the Friday after the draw, and that was when they decided to enjoy their romantic meal and visit the Adelphi Theatre to see Joseph. They then spent the next couple of days at the Invicta Sun Club, a club for naturists. Brian has been a naturist for two years, whilst Margaret has been one for over twenty.
“It’s been a fantastic few days,” Margaret said after the weekend. “We opted to collect our cheque on Friday and make it a real day out. I kept the winning ticket in my handbag and all the way to Watford on the train Brian kept asking me if I had the ticket. Although over the moon, we have kept our feet on the ground and have plans to share our good fortune with our family. We both love our jobs and we both work with a fantastic group of people, so we won’t be retiring just yet.”
What the couple will be doing is paying off their mortgages and visiting Australia. “Our Australian relatives are planning a joint birthday party for my uncle and aunt and we are hoping to surprise them by wishing them a happy birthday in person. We can’t wait to see their reaction!”
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