Roy and Fran win £100,000!
Roy Cornelius and his partner Fran Gillespie are over the moon after winning £100,000 on The Health Lottery.
Roy, a 75 year old Falklands veteran and his partner Fran, a 63 year old health care worker, landed their windfall after matching all five numbers on the 5th October Health Lottery draw.
After the price of Lotto increased to £2 a ticket, Roy and Fran decided to spend their weekly lottery allowance solely on The Health Lottery. This meant that on 5th October, when purchasing their tickets, Roy decided to buy five quick picks instead of the usual three. This turned out to be an inspired decision after his fifth ticket turned out to be the winner.
Speaking about their win, Fran said:
“We just felt completely numb, only now is it beginning to sink in.”
Roy explained that when he first realised they had won £100,000 he waited until Fran got home from work until he told her how big their prize was:
“I told Fran we’d won the lottery, she though I meant £10 or something! I told her when she got home from work and she simply couldn’t believe it.”
Although the couple are now £100,000 richer, they have decided to be conservative with their winnings. Fran explained:
“We are not going to rush into anything and will just go with the flow. We are not the sort of people to blow it.”