New year joy for cou­ple after a £10,000 win

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A COU­PLE are cel­e­brat­ing the New Year with a £10,000 lot­tery win.

Phil and Elaine Emmerson from Bolling­ton can look for­ward to a pros­per­ous 2015 after their win in the Health Lot­tery.

The cou­ple have played the same num­bers twice a week for three years.

But the win­ning ticket came when Phil, 64, ran­domly bought a Lucky Dip while wait­ing for Elaine, 51, in a su­per­mar­ket.

The cou­ple checked their num­bers on Sun­day after the De­cem­ber 13 draw but had to wait un­til Mon­day morn­ing to see how much they won.

Phil said: “It was a ner­vous wait while they ver­i­fied where and when we bought the ticket.

“I couldn’t be­lieve it when they said we had won £10,000.

“It’s amaz­ing. It’s not a mil­lion pounds but it’s a lot of money.”

Phil worked in the NHS for many years and re­tired from his job as health care as­sis­tant in 2010, the same year he mar­ried Elaine.

Phil, grand­fa­ther of one, said: “We chose to join the Health Lot­tery be­cause it helps good causes in­volved in health care, which means a lot to me.

“We’ve had a rough time lately. Elaine’s late fa­ther had Alzheimer’s and her mother now has de­men­tia.

“We plan to give some­thing back for the support we get.”

● An­tiques xpert Nick Hall and Bolling­ton mayor Amanda Stott at a val­u­a­tion day for Bolling­ton War Memo­rial Fund

●● Phil and Elaine Emmerson from Bolling­ton won £10,000 in the Health Lot­tery

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