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New home on the cards for mum-of-eight

Sue Davies, 64 and husband Alan, 60, from Penlan are looking forward to buying their dream bungalow after a challenging few months of shielding.

The couple, who have 8 children, are already house-hunting after winning the top Thunderball prize in the Saturday 15th August 2020 draw.

Sue said, “We have realised over these last few months, with spending so much time at home, that this isn’t the most suitable home for us anymore. I find it difficult to get around and have been dreaming about a bungalow throughout lockdown, because these stairs are becoming more and more difficult, as my health has deteriorated. It’s very hard to get around.”

Sue’s win is thanks to her line of lucky numbers, which mark the birthdays of family members. Those lucky digits have changed over the years as the couple welcome more grandchildren into the family.

Sue said, “We pick up our tickets with the weekly shopping on a Friday and then Alan checks them on the iPad on the Saturday. He came upstairs to tell me, and I just couldn’t believe it – I can’t repeat what I actually said! I rang our three daughters then to tell them the good news.

“Our Thunderball number is 12, which is the birthday of one of our young grandsons. We have won the odd fiver here and there over the years, but winning half a million pounds is amazing! I’ve actually surprised myself with how calm I’ve remained about it all. After a tough few months, this really is great news. We’re looking forward to celebrating at home with the family and plenty of champagne when we can!”

3rd September 2020

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