Whitby Lotto Rollover
Last Updated: Thursday 18th December 2008, 09:59 am
A woman from Whitby is £7,544,200 richer after winning the Lotto rollover jackpot on Wednesday 10 December, 2008. Jane Surtees, who works as a PA, celebrated with her stuntman partner Mark Lisbon by visiting a local café and eating a sausage sandwich.
It wasn’t the most conventional lottery jackpot celebration, but the sausage sandwich was only the beginning. The couple are now planning to take their family to Disneyland for Christmas and then just the two of them will visit the Maldives for a more romantic break.
Jane discovered her win on Thursday morning after checking the lottery results on Teletext. She had matched all six main numbers (9, 11, 23, 27, 29 and 33), but she couldn’t believe her luck, so she went online to double check. This didn’t reduce the shock, but it did confirm her good fortune.
Jane attempted to keep her win a secret from her five children, but her youngest daughter Jasmyn, who is seven years old, caught sight of the lottery numbers of the computer monitor and asked, “Have you won some money Mum?” Jasmyn looked at the screen again and misread the figures before saying, “£7,500, wow! Can we go to Cadbury World now?”
“I got the children off to school and rang Mark and then Camelot,” Jane said. “Mark came round and we sat in the café thinking that everybody around us already knew. It is unbelievable. Last week I went to a family wedding and was so skint I couldn’t even afford to eat anything other than prawn cocktail crisps and pickled eggs in my room! I still can’t get my head round it, but it is very exciting.”
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