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UK Nurse Who Won £1m Lottery Celebrates Win, Plans Early Retirement by Idowu Olabode : December 22, 2016, 06:46:22 PM
A lottery winner from Hull celebrated her £1m win by tucking into crumpets and bread and butter with her husband.

Nurse Jill Walsh, who plays the lottery online, had just finished night duty on the cardiology ward at Castle Hill Hospital when she discovered she had won and called her husband in tears.

The couple, who have been married for 21 years, could not believe their luck after discovering they had won on the Lotto Millionaire Raffle on the December 14 draw.

On Thursday, they celebrated with champagne as they shared their good news.

"I thought it would be £25. I went into my account and saw these zeroes and I thought this can't be happening, I'm reading it wrong," said Mrs Walsh, who will celebrate her 60th birthday in February.

"I made a phone call and it was confirmed. I rang Steve in tears, I rang my daughter who came round immediately and then just sat and waited for Steve to come home from work.

"He celebrated by going to the shops and buying a loaf of bread and crumpets and Lurpak butter because we have been to Slimming World and we haven't been allowed it for months."

The couple now plan to spend some of their cash on a house and car and say it will allow them to live comfortably.

Mrs Walsh, a grandmother of five, says she has also been able to retire a little earlier than planned after working as a nurse for 42 years.

"I handed my notice in," she said. I was retiring in February anyway so I've just brought that forward a little bit.

"The win means we will be comfortable, we can enjoy life, devote more time to our children, go see our son in Australia, get our own house and car and just make sure the children are OK."

But Steve, who is an electrician, will continue to work - at least for a bit longer.

"I will carry on working, certainly for the time being," he said. "I just need to do something normal and maybe I will look in a year and see where we are. I just have to concentrate on normal for the moment, that is how it will work for me."

As well as being able to buy their first home, the win also means the couple can travel business class when they set out on a cruise around the Caribbean for Jill's 60th birthday.

Source : Hull Daily Mail

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