Man wins the lottery - and finally finds the courage to propose!

Published Friday, Aug 23 2013, 20:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Graham Nield had been with his girlfriend Amanda Vickers for 10 years and had been desperate to propose.

But unfortunately, his nerves had got the better of him - that is, until his numbers came up on the lottery!

Graham Nield only found the courage to propose after winning the lottery

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Graham, 55, was checking his Lotto ticket last weekend when he realised he'd matched all six numbers. Finally, he managed to say: "Now will you marry me?"

Amanda, 48, said "yes" before quickly adding: "Not because you've won loads of money - because I love you."

The couple, from Batley, West Yorks, have been together for 10 years and Graham had wanted to pop the question two weeks before during a holiday in Tenerife.

But he admits he just "couldn't say the words".

However now, after scooping a massive £6.6m, the pair are planning on getting married in a local register office before going on a fantastic honeymoon to Australia.

We're really pleased Graham's lucky numbers led to him being lucky in love too!