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Mum and son’s £7.5m lotto win

Doreen Hay, 70, who is retired, with her son John Hay, 38, a cable engineer at a press conference at the Rockcliffe Hall hotel near Darlington after scooping �7.5m on the National Lottery on Saturday

Doreen Hay, 70, who is retired, with her son John Hay, 38, a cable engineer at a press conference at the Rockcliffe Hall hotel near Darlington after scooping �7.5m on the National Lottery on Saturday

A BILLINGHAM man has spoken of his delight after winning £7.5m with his mum on the National Lottery at the weekend.

John Hay, 38, a cable engineer, and his 70-year-old mother Doreen, from Thornaby, only found they had won on Sunday morning when she checked the newspapers.

It turned out the winning ticket had been a lucky dip which Doreen bought in addition to her usual numbers.

Mr Hay, a cable engineer, jumped in his car and sped over to see his mother after she phoned him to say: “John, you’ll have to come over, I think we’ve won the Lottery.”

He said: “I checked the numbers three times.

“I couldn’t believe it so I sat down and then checked again.

“It was then I realised we’d won £7.5m.”

After phoning the National Lottery to confirm the win, Mr Hay called his partner Susan Robinson, 39, a customer services representative. The couple, who are renting, plan to buy a dream home.

Their last holiday was seven years ago and they are now planning a trip to Disneyland, Florida.

His mother intends to move from her upstairs flat into a bungalow, treat her three grandchildren, seven brothers and sisters, and her ex-husband, also John.

 

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