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Shop assistant finds £1million winning Lottery ticket - at the bottom of her handbag

By Rarken  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

By Paul Turner / paul.turner@swwmedia.co.uk / @readmybook

  • Lottery winners Carol and Harold Jones. Carol found her winning ticket at the bottom of her handbag.

  • Lottery winners Carol and Harold Jones. Carol found her winning ticket at the bottom of her handbag.

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SOME people find a pound coin at the bottom of their handbag - Carol Jones found a Lottery ticket worth £1million.

The 66-year-old mum of three from Conwy was poised to throw the ticket away when she decided to double check the numbers, just to be sure.

It was a good job she did, as the shop assistant found she had hit the jackpot in the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle.

She is now planning a dream holiday, having already quit her job.

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"What has happened to me can only be described as absolutely amazing," she said.

"No more worrying about keeping the electricity on, budgeting and cutting back to ensure we can pay the bills.

"Winning the lottery is just the most amazing feeling ever. The news is still sinking in and I am just going to take my time with everything."

The ticket was for the draw on February 24.

But Carol forgot about it until she went shopping.

She said: "I just thought I had better check this ticket, I never believed it would be a winner.

"I thought I would be throwing it in the bin. I actually checked the ticket on my way into work and I don't think the news really sank in at first, in fact I still don't think it has.

"The shop assistant told me it was a winning ticket and I had to call Camelot but I still went into work and just carried on as normal. I didn't finish work until 4pm and it was only when I got home and made the call that the reality of what was happening to me started to feel real."

She and husband Harold, 64, intend to take a safari holiday and buy a new house.

"This is just a lovely amount to be able to retire on and for us to get the house of our dreams, have a wonderful holiday and lots of retirement luxuries," she added.

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