Malcolm Talbot was watching the lottery draw on TV when he realized he may have a winner in his hands. But with his failing eyesight he was not so sure and had to ask his wife Rhona to get her glasses on and read back the code to him. Only then did the couple believe they were a million pounds richer.
Their ticket, containing the winning VHJ191925 code, had won in the September 17 draw of the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle.
The couple, who married in their teens, had been having health problems of late and were wishing they could move to a bungalow, as navigating stairs were getting to be a problem. Now they can afford to do just that, and even plan celebrations for their 51st wedding anniversary, and Rhona’s 71st birthday.
The happy couple opened a 3-year old bottle of Champagne to celebrate, and are thinking of travel.