After shielding for almost two years, a couple “burst into tears” when they discovered they had won £300,000 on a scratchcard.
After enduring a “really tough couple of years” while recovering from a stroke and treatment to repair a hole in her heart, Louisa Tomlinson described the win as “a dream come true.”
The couple, who have five children and have been married for 22 years, now plan to fulfill a long-held ambition by purchasing their own home.
“I’d just started a new job when I had the stroke, and the doctors discovered that I also had a hole in my heart while treating the stroke,” Louisa, 57, explained.
“I haven’t worked since, and Greg, who is a trained electrician, had to take a part-time delivery job to help me recover.”
“I’ve always wanted to own our own home, and to be honest, I’ve been scouring Rightmove for the ideal little cottage for the last 18 months.”
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