Halifax Grandmother Wins £4.3 Million on Lotto, Buys New Slippers
Last Updated: Friday 26th June 2015, 10:47 am
A grandmother from Halifax has come forward to claim the £4.3 million she won with her first-ever Lotto Lucky Dip ticket. Jane Lewis, 69, had previously always played with the same two lines but for the draw on Wednesday 17th June she opted to try something new and it paid off as she matched all six main numbers to grab a share of the £12.9 million jackpot.
Presented with her magnificent cheque on Thursday, the retired seamstress and mother of five said: “I’ve never bought a Lucky Dip before, and never on a Wednesday - I always put my numbers on Monday, without fail - but I had this strange sense that I needed to buy this ticket.”
Discovering that she had won the top prize, Jane’s first move was to ring one of her five sons, which she admits caused him ‘quite a fright’ as it was so late at night. The rest of the family were told the following morning and as they digested the life-changing news, Jane set about making her first purchase. She added: “I got the bus into town that day to buy a new pair of slippers I’d had my eye on for a while and had been saving up for. With the win, I thought I might as well treat myself.”
Jane is now looking forward to buying a new house with more space so she can make the most of her passion for baking, and is thankful that her family will never have to worry about money again. She added: “That means the world to me, to be in a position to provide for them financially.”
A Lotto jackpot of £5.8 million was also pocketed by one player in the last draw on Wednesday 24th June, and you can click through to find the full prize breakdown in our Results page. A top prize of £4 million will be on offer this Saturday, giving players the chance to follow in Jane Lewis’ footsteps. You can play by entering online or buying a ticket from any authorised retailer, and you could perhaps take a leaf out of Jane’s book by trying a Lucky Dip. Win big and you could splash out on a new home, a series of luxury holidays or the slippers of your dreams. Best of luck!