A WOMAN who scooped £838k on the EuroMillions has quit her second job and is now planning how she will splash the cash.
Sally-Ann, 55, from Cambridge is still in shock after matching all five main numbers plus one Lucky Star in the EuroMillions draw on Friday, December 2.
The hard-working mum had two jobs before the win, a full-time role as an Assets Officer at Cambridge City Council and shifts as a customer services assistant at Morrisons.
Before Christmas, she was working 20 hours a week at Morrisons on top of her regular Monday-to-Friday job at the council.
She said: "I did have two jobs which was very tiring.
"The win means I’ll be able to have some of that time back and also help my family financially.
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"With the extra time I now have, I can plan to do the things I’ve always wanted to do.
Sally-Ann has a son Jack, 27, and a daughter Sophie, 22, who both live at home.
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The mum-of-two is now planning the holiday of a lifetime, one that she never thought would be possible.
She said: "I just love Japan, the lights, the automated machines, the cartoons, sumo, the food.
"I’ve never been and it has always been a dream I thought I’d never be able to fulfil.
The win means I can visit Tokyo, Hiroshima and do it all during the Spring to see the beautiful blossom."
Sally-Ann revealed that she did not check her winning ticket for over a month after the draw, and still returned to finish her shift when she found out she was a jackpot winner.
She said: "Before I start every shift at Morrisons, I always buy some snacks and sometimes a National Lottery ticket.
"It was on a Saturday shift in January when I had a couple of minutes and thought I’d check my tickets.
"I rarely check them because I never think I’ll win but asked a colleague to scan and she said you need to call The National Lottery now and sign the ticket.
"I thought she was joking but I called during my break before returning for rest of my nine-hour shift, knowing I was £838,000 richer.
"Then all of a sudden lots of other staff members started to arrive at the kiosk asking about the win.
Word had got round that someone had won big…and it was me.”
“I called my son Jack and told him to come into the store as I had some news, he thought I’d lost the plot.
"I then called my daughter Sophie who also didn’t believe me.
"I then messaged my Mum telling her I’d won some money but not to bother about it until I was home and then she appeared as well.
“When I got home I was so tired I just went to bed.
But we did celebrate as a family the following night with a takeaway curry.”
During the week of her win, Sally-Ann still worked her evening shifts before calling time on her role at Morrisons, but she intends to keep working at the council.
She said: "I’m only 55, I love my job and my colleagues at the council. When I told my supervisor she cried.
"That’s how much of a team we are.
"I’m now debt free, I’m buying a home having lived in social housing for years.
"I’m going to help Jack and Sophie to get onto the property ladder, buy a new car, probably a new Ford Fiesta as I don’t need anything bigger, go on a few holidays and plan the big trip to Japan."
A couple who thought they had won big on the EuroMillons jackpot were unfortunately not as lucky as Sally-Ann.
When the couple from Hertfordshire saw their numbers come up in the draw, they were shocked to find out the transaction for the ticket had not gone through.
In February Camelot confirmed a lucky Brit was the winner of an eye-watering £3.8m, which made them the sixth lucky Lotto jackpot multi-millionaire in 2023.
Another lucky winner for 2023, was also another Brit who scooped a staggering £7.6m.
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