Winners of the £5 million jackpot will not pay £6.50 for a bacon roll at the golf club.


Winners of the £5 million jackpot will not pay £6.50 for a bacon roll at the golf club.

A couple who won more than £5.1 million in the lottery has resolved not to spend it all on £6.50 bacon rolls at their local golf club.

At 4.30 a.m., Paul and Louise Drake, both 47, learned that their lives had changed forever.

With the staggering sum, they plan to pay off their mortgage on their home in Seafield, in Bathgate, West Lothian.

When Paul ran into their bedroom in the early hours after leaving for work, Louise was more scared than excited.

But he was informing her that they had matched all six of their Lottery numbers — 23, 26, 34, 36, 44, and 59 — and won £5,162,779 in the July 28 draw.

Paul, who formerly worked for Lidl as a factory operator, is now considering a Porsche and a Range Rover.

But, despite the fact that they are both ecstatic to have won a large sum of money, he stressed that they “wouldn’t let it affect who we are.”

He stated, “We’ve both worked hard our entire lives, as have our parents.”

“I’ll still look for a good deal, and I’m not paying £6.50 for a bacon roll at the golf club.

“Our friends, family, and coworkers are ecstatic for us,” he added, explaining how they found out they had won: “I car share with two colleagues, and it was my turn to drive.

“I was just getting into the car when I felt compelled to check my Lotto Lucky Dip numbers. I double-checked my ticket and sat stunned.

“Now, I’m not an emotional person, but I just started crying.

“I screamed my way back into the house and woke Louise up to tell her,” Louise, a district nurse, recalled.

“However, because I was the designated driver that day, I still had to go pick up the guys for work,” Paul said.

“I just went into the office and told them I wasn’t able to come in. It was difficult to keep it to myself.” Paul and Louise have been hard at work for the past 18 months as vital workers.

Louise is excited to take their two sons, 11 and 15, to New York. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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