We’re buy­ing dream home with £1m win

Daily Express - - SPECIAL REPORT ON DEVASTATION OF SEAS - By Joe Dug­gan

A YOUNG cou­ple are plan­ning to tie the knot and buy their dream home af­ter net­ting a £1mil­lion Lotto Mil­lion­aire Raf­fle prize.

Mick Tyler and his fi­ancee Sarah Harmer played it cool af­ter they dis­cov­ered their Lotto ticket was a £1mil­lion win­ner – jet­ting off the next day as planned for a week’s hol­i­day in Por­tu­gal.

But the cou­ple now plan to tie the knot next Septem­ber bring­ing the cer­e­mony for­ward by nine months.

Air-con­di­tion­ing en­gi­neer Mick, 35, and 33-year-old le­gal team as­sis­tant Sarah have also re­served their dream five-bed­room new-build house close to where they live in Sn­od­land, Kent with their York­shire ter­rier, Ralph.

Mick said: “This is all so ut­terly mad and yet so flip­ping bril­liant.

“For months ev­ery evening we have been walk­ing our dog Ralph past this devel­op­ment of beau­ti­ful homes jok­ing that if we won the lot­tery, we’d move there.

“And now we have and now we will.”

They hope to move in next April.

Yet for one hor­ri­ble mo­ment at first they thought it was all a mis­take.

They got an email from the Na­tional Lot­tery, but Mick could not log into his on­line ac­count.

So they rang a hot­line only to be told: “Oh no, you haven’t won.” Mick went on: “Then he said, ‘Oh, sorry. It’s my mis­take. I was look­ing at the wrong date. Yes, I can con­firm you’ve won £1mil­lion.’

“Then we just and shout­ing.

“I don’t know what the neigh­bours thought was go­ing on. ‘Oh my God, Mick. You’ve won a mil­lion’ from Sarah are words I won’t for­get in a while.”

Their lucky raf­fle num­bers were se­lected at ran­dom, although the win­ning colour navy was cho­sen by Sarah as their wed­ding colour.

Mick and Sarah both plan to carry on with their jobs. started

JEN­NifEr SEL­WAY iS AWAY

scream­ing

Big win­ners Mick and Sarah with cheque yes­ter­day

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