National Lottery: Recording captures the moment a mother finds out she has won £ 1million | UK News
One recording captures the ‘creepy’ moment a mother of four discovers she has won £ 1million on a National Lottery scratch card.
Debbie Goolding, of Aldershot, Hampshire, can be heard screaming and laughing as a Camelot telephone operator confirms victory.
The 47 year old said: “It was so hilarious listening to it, it was kind of like reliving it, it was like bringing you back sitting on the island in the kitchen, all the emotions, the shock .
“I remember reminding me the next day that I won before I spent any money, I thought everyone had done it but apparently not.
“I always thought that in a situation like this, I would be the one to jump up and kiss everyone but I was really calm, I almost felt like I was a little drunk, and looking back , I think it was the shock. “
Describe the impact of National lottery to win, Ms Goolding said: “It was exciting, it was fabulous, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t say it was fabulous the year after you won the lottery.”
She said the victory gave her project a boost at the time of knitting angel mascots as thank you gifts to NHS workers, caregivers and other frontline staff in the event of a pandemic .
Ms Goolding said: “When I won I thought you had done a bit of publicity and then went on to live your life, and I was surprised how I made so many friends in the group of lottery winners.
“The angels took off – we had a whole bunch, 50 winners, and we all got together and made over 1,000 angels. All the lottery winners were knitting right before Christmas and they went everywhere, all over the place. country for all hospices as well as older people more alone. “
Ms Goolding, who has returned to work as a florist since her victory, said: “I don’t think I realized the enormity of how it would change my life. Because of COVID, we didn’t do this that most people do and jump on a plane.
“It gave me the security of knowing that I have helped my kids with their properties, gave us financial security, and now I can enjoy life and not worry about the future. We wanted to earn. money and not that it disappears in a year.
“I wasn’t working, but now I am – it’s crazy. I have been back to work since Mother’s Day this year, it gives you the chance to do what you do because you love it rather than because you have to. “
Andy Carter, Senior Advisor to the Camelot Laureates, said: “Unsurprisingly, we see a lot of happy people in our work, but their reactions certainly differ.
“Some people feel sick, some people jump up and down, some people have a party when we arrive, others haven’t said anything to a single soul – I’ve even seen people pass out.”
Ms Goolding’s appeal was published before the EuroMillions Friday draw, which has a jackpot of £ 107million.