National Lottery Jackpot
Last Updated: Thursday 22nd November 2018, 14:54
A National Lottery player who buys his tickets online is celebrating a win of £2,783,114 in the draw held on Saturday 28 March, 2009. Graham Forrest from Kendal in Cumbria was one of five jackpot winners to share the massive double rollover jackpot.
Graham discovered his win on Monday morning when he was checking his emails. “I got the email saying I had exciting news and clicked through expecting £10,” he explained. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw £2.7m sat in my account.”
Wanting a second pair of eyes to verify the lottery results, Graham called on a colleague. “I called in a colleague to confirm what it said on the screen. To be honest I still didn’t believe it even when he checked it.”
The £2.78 million win was soon confirmed by the lottery organisers, but when Graham called his wife Fiona to tell her about it, she too found it hard to believe. “It wasn’t until she spoke to my colleague that it hit home,” Graham said.
Graham is 46 years old and works as Managing Director of a company that manufactures snuff and other tobacco products. He and Fiona have four children and family treats are high on their list of shopping priorities, as well as a couple of new homes – a holiday home abroad and a new home in Britain.
“Our current house in Kendal has a yard but Fiona has always wanted a garden so we will be looking to find a large local family home with a green plot for her,” Graham explained. “It will also help pay for further education for the children, although I am sure they will have some ideas of their own.”
Graham has played what he calls his ‘lucky line’ of random numbers since the National Lottery started in 1994, and a month ago it won him £10. “The lucky line won me £10 in February and that paid for my ticket through this month,” he said. “The tenner was obviously just preparing me for the big win in March.”
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