Great-grandmother celebrates Lottery win

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A great-grandmother has scooped more than £850,000 on the National Lottery, Camelot said today.

Brenda Pugh, 70, from Millom in Cumbria, took an £850,513 slice of Wednesday's Lotto Rollover jackpot with her six lucky numbers:

Mrs Pugh, a widow, now plans to treat her two sons, two daughters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.

She said: "I don't usually stay up that late but after the news I thought I'd watch the draw.

"I got three and was excited about winning £10. Then four, then five and I'm thinking how much do you get for five. Then six, it was amazing and I was dancing round the living room."

Mrs Pugh added: "It is wonderful, I still can't believe it. I don't want a lot. I'm not going to move, I've been here for 47 years but I will have it redecorated and a new kitchen.

"I'm going to make sure my family are all ok, which will make me very happy, and of course it is going to be a very special Christmas."

The win came exactly nine years after her late husband Bill suffered a stroke which led to his death.

Mrs Pugh said: "I do think he was looking down on me. Strangely this week I had put on a necklace he had given me on our wedding day in 1960."

Tonight's EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated £13 million, while tomorrow's Lotto jackpot is in the region of £4.5 million.