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Grandmother `shocked but thrilled`

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Posted: May 19, 2006, 7:00 am - IP Logged
A 78-year-old Teesside grandmother is enjoying belated celebrations after discovering she had won a £390,592 share of the jackpot in the Lotto draw on Saturday 25 March 2006.

Anne Kelly from Normanby was `shocked but thrilled` after learning of her win at her local shop when she had gone along simply to place her regular numbers for the following week`s draw. Now her first priority is to take her Teesside-based family on a holiday to Ireland to meet up with some of her relatives in Dublin, who she has not seen in more than 20 years. Next on the list is to have the exterior of the house painted.

Anne explained: "I couldn`t believe it - I usually check my numbers on the night itself but we had been celebrating my grandson`s 10th birthday so I missed the draw. It was such an amazing feeling when the shop assistant told me I`d matched all six numbers that I immediately rang my daughter Mary to share the good news. I`m going to spend some of my winnings on a holiday and my house, but after that I`ll be sharing my good fortune with the family."

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    Posted: May 19, 2006, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

    Oh what a surprise another winning grandmother Roll Eyes

    But I suppose its albout the publicity.

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      Posted: May 19, 2006, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

      What's the surprise? Are older people not suppose to win the lottery?

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        Posted: May 20, 2006, 5:55 am - IP Logged

        What's the surprise? Are older people not suppose to win the lottery?

        Not really but I would like to hear some of the bad publicity stories rather than the grandmother that wins story for the millionth time - it makes me wonder if it's still worth me playing when grandmothers keep on winning.

         

        How about "unemployed crack addict wins a million". Now that's a story.

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          Posted: May 20, 2006, 10:37 am - IP Logged

          the unemployed crack addict would be the one to lose the dang ticket and have the drawing held up for months waiting on the winner..

          lol

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            Posted: May 21, 2006, 3:30 am - IP Logged

            Not really but I would like to hear some of the bad publicity stories rather than the grandmother that wins story for the millionth time - it makes me wonder if it's still worth me playing when grandmothers keep on winning.

             

            Then you definitely shouldn't play in Florida!  Lots of 70 and 80-something year olds win here.