‘She shed’ and new front door for Set For Life winners
A ‘she shed’ for craft projects and a new front door are top of the shopping list for a Walsall couple who’ve won an incredible Set For Life prize of £10,000 every month for a year.
James Briggs, 42, and his wife Sally, 40, admit they’re still in shock after learning about the fantastic win a full 4 weeks after the Thursday 3rd August draw.
Explaining the delay James said, “I buy my Set For Life tickets one month in advance via the National Lottery app. I received an email about the draw on the 3rd of August but ignored it as there was so much going on. I was busy with work, including an international trip to a conference. Then we had a holiday to Berlin to celebrate Sally’s birthday. There was home stuff to do, so it was only after seeing the fourth email when we got back from holiday that I actually got around to reading it."
It wasn’t until the 10th September that James decided he’d better check out the string of emails from The National Lottery. He said, “I called the following morning, still wondering whether it was real but, after chatting to various people and seeing everything on the app it finally dawned on me that it could actually be true. Having had the confirmation call with The National Lottery, I messaged Sally at work and said I had some news for her when she got back home.”
Sally panicked when she saw the message. She said, “I thought there was a problem. I couldn’t think of anything else until I got home. Then James told me, and I just kept on repeating, ‘you what?’. I was in total disbelief.”
Top of Sally’s shopping list is a garden shed where she can enjoy her craft projects. She explained, “I love arts and crafts. I attend a weekly craft club and all my materials are littered across the house. If I could have a room to myself, life would be so much easier, and I could be more creative. A special place for crafting would be a dream come true. Men have man caves, I want a ‘she shed’!”
James has his eye on something a bit more modest: a new front door. He said, “We need a new front door, and I was gobsmacked by how expensive they are. One quote was for nearly £5,000! I did nothing about it because we were so busy and the prices were so dear, but now we can have a nice, bespoke front door.”
James has also bought himself a watch and he’s on the lookout for a new laptop. Plus, the couple are going to start planning a trip to Vancouver.
23rd October 2023
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