Cou­ple plan early dream wed­ding and home af­ter £1m Lotto win

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

A COU­PLE have been able to bring their wed­ding for­ward by a year and buy their dream home thanks to a £1m Lotto win.

Air con­di­tion­ing en­gi­neer Mick Tyler, 35, and his le­gal as­sis­tant fi­ancee, Sarah Harmer, 33, from Sn­od­land in Kent, dis­cov­ered they had won the Lotto Mil­lion­aire Raf­fle prize the day be­fore they left for a week in Por­tu­gal.

Their raf­fle num­ber came up on Septem­ber 29. The next day, Mr Tyler was hav­ing a meal with his fam­ily when he spot­ted an email from the Na­tional Lot­tery. He ex­pected it to be only a small amount and didn’t open the email un­til later that even­ing

The cou­ple con­firmed their win­nings be­fore they went on hol­i­day, but while away wasted no time in re­serv­ing the house and re­ar­rang­ing their wed­ding.

They had ini­tially set a date in 2020 to give them enough time to save but can now tie the knot next year. They will now also fly first­class to Amer­ica for their hon­ey­moon.

The cou­ple cel­e­brated yes­ter­day in Herne Bay, where they got en­gaged on Christ­mas Eve.

Mr Tyler said they have gone from choos­ing wallpaper for their three-bed­room semi-de­tached house to pick­ing floor­ing and fix­tures for their lux­ury five-bed­room de­tached dream home.

He said they screamed when they re­alised they had won and quickly re­alised they could buy a bet­ter home.

He added: “This is all so ut­terly mad and yet so flip­ping bril­liant.

“When the win was con­firmed we both screamed, be­fore call­ing all the fam­ily and telling them to come over to cel­e­brate.

“There was a lot of shout­ing and laugh­ter, not your av­er­age Mon­day morn­ing,

“I don’t know what the neigh­bours thought was go­ing on. They were prob­a­bly grate­ful for the peace when we dis­ap­peared on hol­i­day the fol­low­ing day.

“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.”

The cou­ple plan to con­tinue work­ing full time but they are also con­sid­er­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of set­ting up their own busi­ness or in­vest­ing in prop­erty.

Mick Tyler and Sarah Harmer who won the Lotto Mil­lion­aire Raf­fle prize.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.