We’ve won £1m on the Lot­tery ...but I won’t be fix­ing my teeth!

Cou­ple’s scratch­card joy

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY LOUIE SMITH louie.smith@mir­ror.co.uk

A MAN whose wife won £1mil­lion on a scratch­card has in­sisted he will not fix his wonky teeth.

Plas­terer Matt Fair­full, 62, has a front gnasher that pokes out of his mouth to cre­ate his trade­mark smile.

Asked if he would get den­tal work af­ter wife Mar­i­lyn’s jack­pot, she stepped in and said: “He prob­a­bly will.”

But Matt im­me­di­ately cor­rected her by say­ing: “No, I won’t, be­cause it would not be me. I am what I am.

“I am happy with the way they are. I am the gov­er­nor, no mat­ter what.”

Mar­i­lyn, 64, bought her Mo­nop­oly Clas­sic scratch­card for £5 last Sun­day.

De­scrib­ing the mo­ment she re­alised she had won, the fac­tory worker said: “I felt phys­i­cally sick. I just didn’t be­lieve it. It re­ally is magic. This time last week I was won­der­ing what we’d be hav­ing for din­ner. Now I’m won­der­ing what to do with a mil­lion quid.”

Matt was on his mo­bile when he got home from work and heard the news – and calmly told his caller: “I’m very sorry, I have to go. My wife has just be­come a mil­lion­aire.”

The cou­ple, who have four sons and five grand­kids, plan to dec­o­rate their home in Stow­mar­ket, Suf­folk.

They will also have their first hol­i­day in 10 years, to Ja­maica, and get new fur­ni­ture and a gi­ant TV to watch the World Cup in com­fort.

And self-em­ployed Matt does not want to give up his job, say­ing: “We are go­ing to keep be­ing nor­mal peo­ple.”

DEN­TAL CASE Mar­i­lyn and Matt toast their wind­fall

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