£5.6m National Lottery win for grocery store worker

Monday December 6th 2010

Christmas has come early for a supermarket worker from Suffolk who has scooped over £5.6million on the lottery. 43-year-old Sue Stebbings of Lowestoft, Suffolk, realised her shelf stacking days were over after matching six numbers in last Wednesday’s National Lottery double rollover draw. She will share the top prize fund of just over £11million with one other player, as yet unnamed, and receive a payout of £5,629,964.

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According to the Norwich Evening News, Mrs Stebbings found out she had scooped half the jackpot as she was preparing to leave for an early shift at the Asda store where she works as checkout supervisor.

She said: “I didn’t want to trust my eyes as it was only 5.45am, so I woke up my husband and then our children so I could check I wasn’t seeing things. Even after they’d double checked I was still in shock.”

Mrs Stebbings, who is married with two children, is now sure to celebrate Christmas in style after deciding to buy lotto tickets. She told the newspaper that a new car and a fishing boat are now at the top of the family’s shopping list.

Written by Peter Kirkham

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