07 March 2017
It's a question we ask ourselves all the time, usually while staring out of the window and sighing. What would we do with millions in lottery winnings? Visions of houses, cars, holidays and shopping sprees spring to mind - not to mention an endless stream of champagne and a lifestyle that would make rock stars jealous.
But while (sadly) it's still a hypothetical question for us, for other lucky, lucky people it's a fantastic reality - people like Beverley Doran, who recently won £14.5 million on the EuroMillions lottery!
It's the same with most big lotto winners - when they find out they've hit the jackpot, they just can't believe it. It's an emotion that Bev can certainly engage with, after finding out about her own multi-million windfall:
“I woke up Saturday morning and checked the EuroMillions and saw there was one UK winner”, recalls Bev. “I was still waking up when I logged into my account. I could see the jackpot amount but couldn’t work out what I’d won. Then I slowly realized it was one UK winner and that that person was me.
“It was taking a very long time to sink in. I jumped out of bed and ran into my son’s bedroom and babbled. ‘I’m a millionaire’. All he said was, ‘What you on about?’ I collapsed on the floor and started crying and shaking.”
Luckily, Bev soon recovered, and has been enjoying her new-found fame and fortune ever since. Not only has she canceled the benefits she was receiving from the council, she's moved out of her house with her four children, started viewing upmarket homes with an estate agent, and has moved into a hotel until she finds the perfect living space to match her new bank balance. What's more, she was also able to call her mother during her shift as a supermarket cashier, and tell her not to bother going into work anymore. Ah, if only!
But while spending money on a lavish new home is hugely exciting, it's also a welcome relief to Bev, who was forced to give up work two years ago in order to look after her children - two of whom are autistic.
“I’ve spent many a night with depression, wondering what would happen to my children, especially when they are older. Now I don’t have that worry”, says Bev. “We live in a three-bed house and there are five of us. It has been crammed for them. It will be good to have their own space, their own room and a nice garden in a nice area. The main thing is that my children are going to be fine. You pay it forward, don’t you!”
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