National Lottery champ still hunting for bargains despite winning £5m jackpot
A couple won more than £5.1 million on the National Lottery after matching all main six numbers – but the husband says he won't be buying a £6.50 bacon roll any time soon.
Paul and Louise Drake, both 47, are celebrating the life-changing win and plan to pay off their mortgage at their house in Seafield near Bathgate, West Lothian.
Mum-of-two Louise, who works as a district nurse, thought something terrible had happened when Paul dashed into their bedroom at 4.30am after he had already set off for work.
But instead it emerged they had scooped £5,162,779 in the draw on July 28 – after Paul matched all six main numbers when he bought Lotto Lucky Dip tickets from the local One Stop.
Paul, who worked as a production operator with Lidl, is now eyeing up both a Porsche and a Range Rover – but says he won't be paying nearly £7 for bacon butties at the golf club anytime soon.
Paul said: “The guys who I drove to work knew something was up and that I was acting strangely so it wasn’t long before people guessed.
"Our friends, family and colleagues are over the moon for us, they’re really chuffed, which is great.”
As key workers, Paul and Louise have been working hard over the last 18 months.
Paul said: “We’ve both worked hard all our lives, as did our parents before us.
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"This money is absolutely amazing, and it will change our lives dramatically from a financial perspective, but we won’t let it change who we are.
"I’ll still chase a bargain and I definitely won’t be paying £6.50 for a bacon roll at the golf club."
Paul has always been a big fan of cars and has already set his sights on a Porsche, and potentially a state-of-the-art Range Rover too.
Louise loves to travel and wants to take their boys, aged 11 and 15, to New York.
She’s also planning a trip to Florida for the whole family at some point in the future.
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