Single Mom’s £8.4m Lotto Win

It was a dream come true for a UK mom who was living in a homeless shelter just two months ago.

With champagne in hand, she celebrated winning £8,372,751 in the National Lottery.

The 43-year-old, who quit her £5.85 an hour job as soon as her win was confirmed, said: “When the woman printed the slip showing what I’d won I started dancing from one foot to the other.

“I suddenly felt sick – and still do, although now it’s a very excited sort of feeling.

“It seems like an out of body experience. I’ve always wanted to live in a big house so I won’t hear my son playing the drums – and now I can. My sister lives in Spain. I’ll probably buy one there too.”

Jenny, from Newport, Gwent, wound up in the hostel with her teenage children after selling their £120,000 home because she could not afford the mortgage.

Her children – university student daughter Lauren, 19, and schoolboy sons Kyle, 17, and Jamie, 14, are understandably thrilled.

Ex-husband Waynne, 42, a warehouseman who lives three miles away, said: “I’ve texted congratulations to Jenny but I will leave the next contact to my ex-wife. I’m happy for her and the children.


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Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!

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