A mother and son who split winnings from their weekly lottery tickets and scratchards have scooped £100,000-a-month for a whole year
Sue Rees, 48, and her son Connor, 24, buy two Scratchcards every time they go shopping together.
Until recently, their biggest win had been £150 - but their luck changed when they bought a scratchcard that landed them the epic jackpot prize.
Connor, a warehouse worker, and Sue, a dinner lady who has helped prepare meals for needy children during the pandemic, said they couldn't believe their eyes when they looked at the card - before heading right back to the shop to check it with the cashier.
Connor said: “Mum has always been convinced she’d win the lottery one day but I’m a bit more sceptical and never thought it would happen.
"We took the Scratchcard straight back into the shop and the shopkeeper confirmed we’d won big, we just couldn’t believe it. I still can’t really!"
Following their tradition, the pair will split their winnings equally , with Sue planning to spend her half on renovating the house she shares with her husband, Roy and their four children.
Sue, who has worked at Coedpenmaen Primary School for over 17 years, took on a second role at the school’s breakfast club a few years ago.
But, despite her amazing windfall, she has no plans to give up either role.
Sue said: "I love that school, I couldn’t leave. I’m going to make sure that my family is well looked after but I’m definitely going to keep my feet firmly on the ground."
The hard-working mum said her fear of flying means she won't be spending the cash on any far-flung getaways, bit is instead hoping to travel by train to Disneyland Paris with her family in 2022.
Meanwhile, Connor plans to celebrate by buying a home of his own.
He added: "The first thing I’m going to do is buy my own house.
"I’ve already started looking, I can’t wait. I’m definitely going to stay local as I love being part of the community.
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“I’m going to treat myself to some new pets. I’ve never wanted a dog or a cat but I’m going get a bearded lizard and chameleon. I can’t wait."
Connor, who works for the same company as his Dad, is also planning to treat his father to the holiday of a lifetime.
Connor said, “I’ve always wanted to take my Dad to New Zealand and now I can. We have cousins there and we’re constantly texting about the rugby so, as soon as we can, I’m planning to go and visit them.
“I’ve got it all planned out. We’ll fly to Hawaii first and spend some time there, then head onto New Zealand and come back via Hong Kong. Mum doesn’t fly so she won’t mind if the two of us go on our own!”