Grandmother will ‘cherish’ time with household after £1m lottery win

A grandmother who gained £1 million on a Nationwide Lottery scratchcard retired from her work as a warehouse operative as quickly as she obtained affirmation of her new millionaire standing.

Sandy Doyle, from Salisbury, Wiltshire, stopped on the native store on Sunday morning to fetch her newspaper and returned residence with two profitable scratchcards – one incomes her £10, and the opposite £1 million.

The 58-year-old believes one of the best a part of her win would be the freedom to spend extra time along with her household.

Sandy Doyle purchased two scratchcards, profitable £10 on one and £1 million on the opposite (Luke MacGregor/Camelot/PA)

“As soon as residence, I popped the kettle on for a cup of espresso and determined to scratch my scratchcards,” she mentioned.

“Once I revealed the £1MIL signal on the primary Match A Million, I didn’t consider it so I put it to at least one aspect and performed the opposite… I noticed I had gained £10 on that scratchcard, which I did consider.

“I then appeared again on the different one, rubbed my eyes and signed the again simply in case.

“I’m an early riser so it was nerve-wracking ready for the Nationwide Lottery telephone strains to open at 9am… I known as one in all my daughters who didn’t consider me – to be honest, I’m unsure I did both.”

Sandy Doyle
Ms Doyle hopes the cash will enable her to ‘cherish treasured moments’ along with her father (Luke MacGregor/Camelot/PA)

Ms Doyle can be serving to her kids and grandchildren with the cash and is already planning a visit to the seaside, in addition to a go to to Las Vegas.

“I believe the primary deal with for us all can be a visit to the seaside for Easter holidays the place we are able to have enjoyable and take a while to plan the longer term,” she mentioned.

“I’m OK the place I’m at the moment, however sooner or later I’d like to purchase a bungalow.

“I’ve a cousin in Atlanta, Georgia, who I haven’t been in a position to go to within the final two years, so a vacation over there and a street journey to Las Vegas are undoubtedly on the playing cards.”

Ms Doyle hopes the win will let her catch extra rugby video games (Luke MacGregor/Camelot/PA)

Ms Doyle, who picked up her profitable scratchcard from the One Cease store in Netherhampton Highway, Harnham, mentioned the win will enable her to “cherish treasured moments” along with her father, who she cares for.

“I didn’t retire to swan about residing the millionaire life,” she mentioned.

“I assist take care of my father, and that was at all times a juggle with work – now due to this superb win I’ll have extra time to cherish treasured moments with him.”

Ms Doyle added that the £1 million could assist fund her ardour for watching rugby.

“I’m additionally a giant rugby fan and have solely been in a position to watch England at Twickenham as soon as, so there will definitely be extra journeys to observe them, in addition to watching the Rugby World Cup in France subsequent yr.”

The Match a Million scratchcards supply a one in 3.45 total probability of profitable a prize, starting from £5 to £1,000,000.


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