But lucky Carol Jones, 66, managed to bag herself £1 million after she found a winning lottery ticket in her bag.
The ecstatic mum-of-three struck gold on the Millionaire Raffle, the bonus game on a EuroMillions ticket.
She found the ticket - which she had bought five weeks previously - whilst out shopping and luckily decided to check it instead of chucking it.
Carol, from Conwy, North Wales, has since quit her job as a shoe shop assistant and is still waiting for the news to sink in.
She told The Daily Mirror: "I can't eat or sleep. It's the shock, it's so much money. No more worrying about keeping the electricity on, budgeting and cutting back to ensure we pay bills."
Husband Harold, 64, joked: "The divorce is now on hold!"
By Sophie Ghatreh
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