Amazing couple wins £100,000 lottery prize and say they will use the winnings to foster children
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Kathleen and Mark Reece are on top of the world at the moment after winning £100,000 in the lottery.
They had the five numbers and one lucky star in the Euromillions that was drawn in the middle of August.
Mrs Reece admits she used to criticise her partner for playing the lottery every week.
She never thought they would win and now they've come away with an incredible prize.
“Every Friday Mark comes home from work with a EuroMillions ticket, and I always moan at him.
"We’ve won a few pounds over the years, but I’ve never seen myself as a lucky person.
“On the Friday of the win, Mark didn’t give me the tickets as usual because he was out that night and kept them in his wallet.
"We were out on the Saturday night too, so it was only on Sunday morning that I checked the tickets.
"Mark popped out for some milk and asked me to check the ticket. I scanned the first one and nothing. Then I scanned the second and it asked me to claim.
“I showed it to my daughter. I said it was a practical joke but she’s a maths teacher so was easily able to check the amount and check the numbers online.
"We called out the winning numbers to each other and the amount from the website.
"As the realisation of what this meant hit us we sat there in disbelief; we were winners.”
“I decided to call the number on the back of the ticket and was talking to a lady from The National Lottery when Mark came home with the milk.
"I told him to shush as I was on the phone to The National Lottery. His jaw dropped.
"He looked at me in disbelief so I put the phone on speaker and the lady confirmed she was from The National Lottery, and we’d won £100,770.14”
That is a huge sum of money and there's a long list of things you could could buy or invest in to make you happy.
Some might think of gorgeous holidays or fast cars, however Kathleen and Mark are doing something amazing with the cash.
They'll be converting their garage into extra bedrooms so they can start fostering children.
“I’ve always wanted to foster children. Mark and I discussed it many years ago and then we had our own," Kathleen said.
"My three kids will be leaving home soon and I have too much love to give. I've always wanted to foster but never had the right circumstances.
"The win will allow me to do this.”