Lotto Luck Strikes Twice!
Last Updated: Thursday 17th August 2006, 15:25 pm
A retired couple from Hilsea are celebrating after winning the Lotto not once, but twice on the same night. Pat and John Davies were initially pleased to have matched four numbers for a payout of £33. They then realised that another line had scooped them a £2,254,572 share of the Rollover jackpot!
"It's funny because we never usually check our ticket until Sunday morning," Pat explains, "but on this occasion I said to John that we should look on the internet. We were really happy because we checked the first line and we had four numbers. Then we checked our second line and we had all six - we couldn't believe that we could be lucky twice!
"We didn't know what to do, and we were sure it must be wrong, so we phoned our daughter Jane who then checked the numbers on the television. She thought we must have made a mistake too, but we hadn't. I was so worried about losing the winning ticket but I didn't know where to hide it. I thought about keeping it under the clock or under the mattress, but eventually I just put it in my purse because I was worried I would forget where I had hidden it. We didn't sleep at all that night.
"Luck was definitely on our side on Saturday," Pat continued. "We bought the ticket at Tesco in Cosham High Street - which is where my daughter, Sue, and my grand-daughter, Victoria, both work - and the winning numbers were made up of the ages of my daughters and grandchildren. So we have a lot to thank our family for."
The retired couple are now looking forward to spending some of their new-found wealth, as Pat explains:
"We are still absolutely in shock but very excited. The first thing on the shopping list is a new laptop for my husband John and a relaxing holiday. We have a very large family, which includes five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, so we are looking forward to enjoying our win with them and making sure our family is looked after."
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