Mum-of-three finds winning lottery ticket in bottom of handbag!

Published Wednesday, Apr 9 2014, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
The most exciting thing people usually find rattling around in their handbag is a battered lipstick, some old chewing gum or - if you're really lucky - a pound coin.

But lucky Carol Jones, 66, managed to bag herself £1 million after she found a winning lottery ticket in her bag.

Carol Jones, found winning lottery ticket in handbag

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Carol won £1m with a ticket she found 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!"

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