A Grandmother who had a £4.3m lottery win after matching all 6 winning numbers celebrated by buying new slippers.
Jane Lewis managed to get the huge lottery win after investing a Lucky Dip for the first time since the competition began.
The Grandmother, who now lives in Yorkshire, fell into “fits of giggles” when she realised she was a millionaire and has said that she plans to buy a home with her winnings. After she buys her new slippers of course.
Jane has played the same two lines on the Lottery since it launched but little did she know that all this time her winning numbers were a lucky dip away. She recently had a change of heart and strategy and decided to go for a Lucky Dip instead and it proved to be lucky indeed.
The 69-year-old 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.”
Jane’s keen lottery instinct proved accurate when, that night, she sat down to check her ticket and found that she had matched all six main numbers. Hands shaking and still in shock at her lottery win, Jane’s first call was to one of her five sons to confirm that she had indeed hit the jackpot.
“I gave my boy quite a fright calling so late at night, he thought something terrible had happened.”
“When I told him that I thought I’d won the lottery there was just silence at the other end of the line. I think he was convinced I’d gone daft!”
“He came straight round. We checked the numbers together and sure enough, I was right. We fell into fits of giggles. We must have stayed up to 3am just laughing with one another. I was a millionaire; it was so bizarre.”
The morning after discovering her win, Jane called her remaining four sons and sister to share the good news of matching all six winning numbers, and then went about her day as usual.
The Liverpool FC fan said: “I didn’t want any fuss, but my family were understandably all in a bit of a state over the news.
“I felt a real sense of calm though. 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 had her lottery win on June 17 with winning numbers on June 17 were 2, 8, 12, 15, 21 and 42. For those of you thinking that the luck was in the location, her ticket was bought from Tesco in Sowerby Bridge, Halifax.
Jane also plans on spending some of her winnings on a headstone for one of her sons, who sadly passed away over 40 years ago, as well as a home of her own with her dream kitchen.
“I’ve rented a little one bedroom place for the last 11 years. I absolutely love it but the kitchen is very small and I don’t have a spare bedroom for family to kip in when they come to visit. I bake a lot, and am always whipping up a cake or two for friends’ birthdays or when people pop over – so it will be lovely to have a home with more space.
“Overall though, for me this win really means that I now have peace of mind,” said Jane. “My family don’t ever have to worry about money again. They know they’ll be taken care of. That means the world to me, to be in a position to provide for them financially.”