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Milkman to return to 3am starts after Lottery win

UK National LotteryUK National Lottery: Milkman to return to 3am starts after Lottery win

A milkman who won £1.4 million (US$2.52 million) in the UK Lotto has vowed to continue his job - and its 3am starts.

Colin Bradley, 44, and wife, Pauline, 48, from Preesall, Lancashire, hit the jackpot after ditching their regular numbers for a lucky dip.

Today, Mr Bradley had a day off, sipping champagne instead of delivering pints, as he picked up a check from Camelot for £1,482,086 (US$2,665,433).  Unlike lotteries in the United States, there are no taxes on UK Lotto prizes.

"I was awake at 3am as normal today. I have done it for the last 30 years and I can't envisage suddenly being able to lie in bed until 10am," he said.

Mrs Bradley, a nursing sister at a GP practice, plans to go back to work also.

"It's back to work tomorrow for both of us," she added.

She had chosen a Lucky Dip after spilling a Chinese meal over their regular lottery ticket at home.

The numbers - 7, 11, 12, 20, 38 and 44 - came up in Saturday night's draw.

The Bradleys swap champagne bottles for milk bottles after their winMrs Bradley said: "I was upstairs running a bath and my hubby was on the sofa falling asleep.

"I said 'I think I have won the lottery.'

"He said 'What? A tenner?'

"I said 'No. I think I have got six numbers.'

"He checked the numbers and said 'Oh my God! Yes, you have won.' It hasn't really sunk in yet.

The couple say they have no immediate plans for spending the cash, except for a New York shopping trip for Mrs Bradley and their daughter, Louise, 25, a holiday rep working in Rhodes.

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wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

United States
Member #15143
May 10, 2005
452 Posts
Posted: August 24, 2005, 11:30 am - IP Logged

Congrats to the Bradley's. Another win for lucky dippers!


    Greenwich, CT
    United States
    Member #4793
    May 24, 2004
    1822 Posts
    Posted: August 24, 2005, 11:47 am - IP Logged

    A couple stories recently about lucky folks who ditched the tried-and-false numbers for a QP just in time.

      United States
      Member #1610
      June 3, 2003
      668 Posts
      Posted: August 24, 2005, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

      Quick-picks having a good run over long time favorite numbers.  I must also continue to remind myself that the recent Idaho Powerball win shows that trusty albeit dusty four year old number sets can bring it home as well.


      ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
        whodeani's avatar - lightening

        United States
        Member #2484
        October 9, 2003
        212 Posts
        Posted: August 25, 2005, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

        "I was awake at 3am as normal today. I have done it for the last 30 years and I can't envisage suddenly being able to lie in bed until 10am," he said.


        ummm...I can if I won big. But if I did get out of bed earlier, it would be because I want to not because I have to.

          Ann Arbor, MI
          United States
          Member #20017
          August 10, 2005
          20 Posts
          Posted: August 25, 2005, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

          Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail, nor dark of night, nor lotto winner shall keep a milkman from his appointed rounds. I, however, would not work my current job if I won enough to retire on. Of course if I had a job I actually liked, that would be different. Either way though, I would need something to occupy my time or I'd go crazy. I'm thinking volunteer work. Who knows.