Fortune Teller Predicts Lotto Win!
Last Updated: Monday 10th July 2006, 14:04 pm
When Pembrokeshire Lotto player Yvonne White was given a tarot card reading by her mother-in-law Winnie White, the fortune teller told her that a big win was on the cards. A few days later, those words were proved surprisingly accurate - Yvonne landed a win of £86,110 by matching five numbers plus the bonus ball in the draw held on 24 June.
Yvonne usually plays the same set of numbers every week, but on this occasion she had completed the Lotto slip without her glasses and made a mistake. Having quite a strong belief in fate, she allowed the mistake to stand, and her "accidentally chosen" numbers turned out to be the ones that would bring her the predicted good fortune. However, Yvonne didn't immediately realise just how big her win really was, and for a while she believed she had won just £50.
"It's still sinking in really," Yvonne told lottery officials shortly after the win, "but my mother-in-law was quite specific about the win - right down to the fact that it would be a Saturday not a Wednesday and that it wouldn't be a jackpot but still a big win. To be honest, I was thinking £50 was a big win so I was stunned when they checked my ticket on the shop and I found out it was more than £80,000."
Yvonne, who is married with three adult children, has been learning to drive in recent weeks, so it comes as no surprise to hear that she plans to spend some of her windfall on a brand new Mini Cooper.
"A nice new car is top of my list as most of my family lives in London, so I'll definitely be making a trip to see them to spoil my children and grandchildren, who I haven't seen for quite a while," she said. "That's about as far as I've got with planning at the moment, but I'm sure there'll be plenty more things that spring to mind - I'm just hoping the cards stay lucky!"
There's no doubting that the finger of fortune was pointing squarely at Yvonne on the day she bought her ticket at Tesco in Haverfordwest. Maybe Camelot should now think about hiring her mother-in-law Winnie to help us all out. Who knows, she could be the next Mystic Meg!
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