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Lotto luck banks £100,000 for Tonypandy couple

A couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary have banked a trio of Lotto wins. Their success was crowned when they won £100,000 playing Instant Lotto at National Lottery GameStore.

Gareth and Emma Edwards’ lucky streak began when Gareth won £800 playing Lotto HotPicks. This inspired him and 2 colleagues to play HotPicks again the following week, which landed them £800 to share.

Saving the biggest and best until last Gareth then played Instant Lotto at National Lottery GameStore on his phone during his lunch break. Using his regular lucky Lotto numbers he instantly banked the £100,000 top prize.

Gareth, who plans on upgrading his Fiesta to an Audi A3, said, “I didn’t initially realise how much I had won, I just knew I had won something.”

The 24-year-olds from Tonypandy spent the weekend celebrating with their parents at their West Wales caravan. Gareth said, “We’re keeping our feet firmly on the ground and may go back to Tenerife for another holiday, but we won’t book anything just yet. I’m actually feeling really calm – I don’t think it’s sunk in yet. Since I started playing 8 years ago, I have always had a feeling I would win something big by the age of 25 and now that has become a reality.”

Ground worker Gareth, who has worked for his father Paul since he left school, said his win was timely since Emma recently lost her administrator job. She will now be able to take a little more time job hunting.

Gareth’s lucky numbers are the ones he regularly plays - 06, 18, 30, 36, 41 and 48.

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