Grandma Doris is ‘Set For Life’ with National Lottery win

A family loving grandmother from Dorking has won a life-changing top prize on The National Lottery, banking an incredible £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.

Doris Stanbridge, 70, began her winning journey when she was at home with her 3 daughters. She spotted some money spiders in her home and garden and used the creepy crawlies sighting as a prompt to buy a Set For Life ticket via the App.

It wasn’t until the weekend when Doris learnt she was ‘set for life’ at the age of 70. She said, “We had my 70th birthday party so we had been busy. I saw an email from The National Lottery. I logged on to the App, thinking I had won £10 and then saw ‘Congratulations, you’ve won £10Thousand a month for 30 years’. I said to Keith [Doris’ husband], ‘have I read that right? Does that say what I think it says? No, it can't be!’”.

After rushing to her son-in-law’s to get a second opinion, Doris opened a bottle of her birthday Champagne to celebrate her incredible win. The following morning, Doris received the official confirmation from The National Lottery.

Doris says, “It still seems a bit strange when I think about the win and that I will get that money every month for 30 years. It gives me a reason to be around until I am 100!”

Doris and Keith have treated themselves to a new bed and an airfryer and enjoyed a wonderful holiday in Cornwall with their extended family.

The happy couple also plan to revamp their house, their home of 50 years, and can’t wait to treat their family to an abroad holiday. Doris said: “It will be my grandson’s first trip on an aeroplane. I have been looking at a villa in the country with a pool, and sunshine all the time!”

Doris won in The National Lottery’s Set For Life draw on Thursday 3rd August after matching all the winning numbers that night: 2, 11, 17, 30, 38 and Life Ball 3.

7th September 2023

The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK since 1994. In that time, there have been more than 7,200 new millionaires created and by playing The National Lottery you raise over £4 million for Good Causes every dayΔ.

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