Donna Stickley is an avid lotto player who buys a ticket every Friday night on the way to the pub with her husband David. That doesn’t mean she checks them on regular basis, and when one of her tickets made her £21.000.000 richer, it took her a week to find out. This fortunate woman from Slough finally claimed her fortune after finding a lucky piece of paper inside her handbag.
The Stickleys scooped the amazing £21.000.000 windfall in the UK Lotto draw on May 12th. Donna checked their tickes during a shopping trip about a week later and the store clerk informed her she’ll have to contact Camelot since they don’t pay out prizes over £500. After checking the numbers online, Ms. Stickley thought her ticket was worth £2.000.000 and immediately got in touch with her husband who realized she made a mistake. They actually netted the £21.000.000 jackpot, but David was still in the middle of his shift after receiving the lucky news and didn’t know how to react.
“I called and told her to put it somewhere safe so we could deal with it later. I suggested maybe she could go shopping or do something to take her mind off it – she was all over the place and I thought it may distract her until I finished work and we could decide what to do next. The rest is history,” said Mr. Stickley.
The fortunate couple will use some of the money to make sure their elderly parents are taken care of, since they are not in the best of health. They also intend to redecorate their home, finally buy a set of pots and pans for their household and go on a spectacular honeymoon.
“We are normal people. We do not want dramatic change. We are just going to try and comprehend what has happened. We intend to celebrate in style – we will do something we aren’t ever going to forget as this is an unbelievable time for us both,” said Mr. Stickley.
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