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Quite the milestone reached by our friends across the pond – the National Lottery awarded, Annette Brown, as the 2,500th millionaire to join the National Lottery millionaire club. Brown, a 77 year old woman, won a £1,151,496 prize. Here’s the story from

You lucky lot! The jackpot club hits 2,500 as previous lottery winners celebrate dinner lady becoming millionaire

No wonder this group surrounding Myleene Klass are smiling . . . they all became multi-millionaires after their lottery numbers came up.

They were among the biggest of the winners from the past 16 years who came together yesterday to celebrate the 2,500th member of their club.

More than 150 joined the party whose winnings ranged from £1million to a staggering £56million.

They welcomed 77-year-old former dinner lady Annette Brown  –  who scooped £1,151,496 last Wednesday  –  to a champagne reception at Kensington Palace.

The grandmother of seven, from Bo’ness in West Lothian, who until last week lived on her £114-a-week pension, found out she had won when she popped into her newsagent to check the numbers on Thursday morning.

‘I knew from the shop assistant’s face I had won something and she just said ”look at this”. I was in so much shock, the assistant had to drive me home and even had to tell my daughter what happened. It was like a dream.’

A widow for 20 years since she lost her husband David to cancer in 1990, Mrs Brown celebrated with her four children and said she will think carefully before spending anything.

‘I think my husband is looking down at me now and smiling,’ she said. It still hasn’t sunk in. I won’t go mad and I definitely won’t be moving. I’ve lived in my house for 38 years and I love the area. Read the whole story…


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