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Essex Millions

Last Updated: Friday 4th June 2010, 11:29

National Lottery A woman from Essex matched all six main UK Lotto numbers to win a jackpot worth £2,561,513 on Wednesday 30 July, 2008. Tracey Foster, who runs her own Kleeneze direct sales business, was in the middle of a phone call when she discovered her win.

“I was at home on the phone to my friend while checking the Lotto numbers on the internet when I realised I had matched five numbers,” Tracey explained. “A little in shock, I told my friend I would call her back later. I double-checked my numbers through the results checker and it came back saying I had matched six numbers and had hit the jackpot. I was more than shocked!”

Tracey continued: “I called my friend back and dashed round to her house in my dressing gown. I then called my mum who was staying with my aunts. None of them believed me. Up until this point I didn’t realise how much I had actually won. My aunt checked on the internet and told me I had won over £2.5 million. I was gobsmaked and still am! A few weeks ago I jokingly said to my Mum I was going to win the lottery, but didn’t think it would actually come true.”

Tracey, who has two sons aged 20 and 16, is now having a good think about what to do with her £2.5 million National Lottery fortune. Already on her list is a Christmas shopping trip to New York, a new house and a new car. She currently has no plans to quit her business, but this could obviously change in the future.

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