A British truck driver went into his last shift of 42 years after discovering he and his wife each had a winning lottery ticket worth around $210,000.
Tom Hedley, 68, and his wife Christine Hedley, 68, each won the UK-based People's Postcode Lottery on Thursday, and Mr Hedley called his office and quit his job.
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“I've worked all my life and I think it's time for me to take a break,” Hedley said. independent person. “When they revealed the envelope, it was just surreal.”
People's Postcode Lott is a subscription-based lottery system that raises funds for various charities. Subscribers are automatically entered into daily drawings for about $13 a month, and winners are rewarded in cash.
Over the years, the lottery system has raised more than $1.29 billion for charities, according to the organization's website.
The Newcastle-based couple will use their winnings to holiday in Pitlochry, Scotland, and finish renovating their home. They also plan to save money to help their children and grandchildren.
“I couldn't believe it. I just cried,” Christine said. BBC. “It's really nice to know that now we can just relax and live our lives.”
Now retired, the couple plan to “take things slow” and get some much-needed rest over the next few months.
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