Lowestoft supermarket worker’s �5.6m lottery win ‘shock’
LOWESTOFT supermarket worker Sue Stebbings is today celebrating a �5.6m lottery win.
Sue Stebbings, a check-out suprevisor at the town's Asda store, scooped a �5,629,964 share of the Lotto Double Rollover jackpot in last Wednesday's draw - and is still pinching herself that it's not a dream.
She was getting ready for her early shift last Thursday morning when she checked her numbers on Teletext, and found that she had matched all six to win the jackpot. 'I could not believe it,' she said.
'I kept looking at the screeen and at my ticket and seeing the same six numbers, but I thought I must have made a mistake.
' I didn't want to trust me eyes as it was only 5.45am, so I work up my husband and then our children so I could check I wasn't seeing things. Even after they'd double checked I was still in shock.
'I went into work and told my boss but I couldn't concentrate so he sent me home a couple of hours later.'
Sue 43, and her husband Richard, 46, who works in building maintenance, are now planning to celebrate Christmas in style with their family, including their two children aged 17 and 20.
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They plan to pay off their mortgage and invest in their children's future - and then start spending some of their winnings.
Top of their shopping list are new cars and a fishing boat.
Meanwhile, Mrs Stebbings and her husband are preparing themselves for plenty of media attention after picking up their winner's cheque at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton, near Great Yarmouth, this morning.
People living in Lowestoft have become instant millionaires thanks to the lottery on two previous occasions.
In July 2004, Graham Howlett won �2,248,000. His good fortune was mirrored by Stephanie Spindler who celebrated a �2,192,000 win in December 2006.