Sally-Ann plans dream holiday in Japan thanks to EuroMillions win

A Cambridge woman has her sights set on the Land of the Rising Sun after scooping an incredible £838,125 EuroMillions prize.

Sally-Ann Hanitzsch, 55, from Cambourne is planning a family holiday in Japan thanks to her amazing win. She said, “I just love Japan; the lights, the automated machines, the cartoons, sumo and the food. I’ve never been and it has always been a dream I thought I’d never be able to fulfil. The win means I can visit Tokyo, Hiroshima and do it all during the Spring to see the beautiful blossoms.”

Sally-Ann is still coming to terms with her good fortune after matching all 5 main numbers plus one Lucky Star in the EuroMillions draw on 2nd December 2022. The Assets Officer at Cambridge City Council didn’t check her numbers for more than a month after the draw.

She said, “I rarely check them because I never think I’ll win but asked a colleague to scan them and she said you need to call The National Lottery now and sign the ticket. I thought she was joking but I called during my break and discovered I was £838,000 richer.

“I called my son Jack and told him I had some news. He thought I’d lost the plot. I then called my daughter Sophie who also didn’t believe me. I then messaged my Mum telling her I’d won some money, but not to bother about it until I was home and then she appeared as well.

“When I got home I was so tired I just went to bed. But we did celebrate as a family the following night with a take-away curry.”

As well as her holiday in Japan, Sally-Ann is planning to buy a new car. She said, “It’ll probably be a new Ford Fiesta as I don’t need anything bigger.”

17th March 2023

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