I won £2.1m lottery prize but it was bittersweet and I cry everytime I think about it for heartbreaking reason | The Sun10/10/2023
A WOMAN who scooped a whopping £2.1million in a lottery jackpot has revealed she cries every time she thinks about how she won.
Libby Elliot, from Aberdeenshire, revealed she used a couple of pounds given by her dad to buy a Lucky Dip a few years ago.
The Scots mum went to see her dad in hospital – but she never thought the visit would result in a £2,169,664 lottery win in 2013.
Before leaving the ward, Tony Elliot gave his daughter some loose change for his four grandchildren and a couple of pounds to Libby.
She rushed to the nearest Tesco shop and bought two lottery tickets with the pocket money.
Libby said: “On a whim, I used the £2 to buy a Lucky Dip on my way home.”
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The next day she went to Asda and handed over the ticket to be checked.
The shocked woman was then told she had won a £4.4m jackpot – which was shared with another lucky winner.
The loving daughter quickly phoned her dad to tell him the incredible news.
She said: "The day after I won, Dad had an appointment at the fracture clinic after a fall.
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"I took him to hospital, and he turned and said ‘Look at you. You’re a multi-millionaire and yet you’re sitting here beside me.’
"That still makes me cry."
The retired Indian Army captain and businessman died a few years ago – just after her memorable win.
The mum-of-four now cries every time she thinks about her beloved father.
She said: "I took him to hospital, and he turned and said ‘Look at you. You’re a multi-millionaire and yet you’re sitting here beside me.’ That still makes me cry."
The lucky winner has splashed the cash on dream holiday destinations across the world and a glam makeover.
"Now my four children have left home, I’m travelling the world on dream trips, from Jerusalem to Route 66 to Buenos Aires.
"I’ve lost 11 stone in total since winning and I’m fitter than I’ve ever been.
"I bit my nails before I won the Lottery, but now I have beautiful sparkly nails and I love my regular manicures,” she added.
It comes as another lucky couple who scooped a whopping £1million in a lottery jackpot have revealed how they always knew they would win.
Craig and Karen Mitchell, from Yorkshire, bagged the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker while celebrating their wedding anniversary.
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Elsewhere, a man who pocketed £1million on a lottery scratchcard ignored everyone’s advice on what the spend the money.
Matt Fairfull and his wife Marilyn won the tidy sum in May 2018 but he’s revealed exactly what he’s not going to splash the cash on.
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