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Moment Woman Finds Out She's Won £10,000 A Month For 30 Years

Claire Reid

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Moment Woman Finds Out She's Won £10,000 A Month For 30 Years

This is the moment a woman found out she’d become ‘set for life’ after winning £10,000 ($12,500) a month for 30 years - check it out:

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Laura Hoyle, 40, and Kirk Stevens, 38, scooped the top prize in the Set for Life draw from Camelot in March last year. 

The jammy couple had no idea they’d won big and had initially thought they had bagged themselves a fiver, so continued to play the lottery as normal. 

It was only when Laura logged into her account and spotted a message from Camelot that she realised they’d hit the jackpot. 

Recalling the life-changing telephone call, Laura added: “I got an alert just after the draw saying there was ‘good news about my ticket’ but I just assumed I had won a fiver.

Laura Hoyle and her partner Kirk Stevens scooped the top prize. Credit: SWNS
Laura Hoyle and her partner Kirk Stevens scooped the top prize. Credit: SWNS

“I even kept on playing for several more Set For Life draws before I got an email from The National Lottery requesting I log into my account and check my messages.

"I thought that was odd and even asked Kirk whether he thought it was real or not.

"It was a Friday afternoon, I was working from home and I finally checked my account and saw there were lots of notifications there.

"It was then that the penny finally dropped that we should call Camelot fast.

They'll bag £10,000 a month for the next 30 years. Credit: SWNS
They'll bag £10,000 a month for the next 30 years. Credit: SWNS

“I was physically shaking as I told the lady, ‘I think I’ve won the lottery.’

“It was so weird saying those words. I kept thinking this must be a joke; it can’t be happening to us.

"And the ridiculous part was that, as I waited for Camelot to call me back, I still had to join work meetings online.

"I could hardly speak, let alone make any sense.

“It still hasn’t really sunk in. I say that, yet I immediately quit my job and I’m doing stuff I normally wouldn’t have been able to do. I guess it’s all still surreal.

“I am so chilled about everything now, very relaxed and that is what the win has done for me.

"We are moving into a new house this month and it’s so stress free because I don't work now."

A year on from the win, the couple have been able to pack in their jobs and are now working as paranormal investigators.

The couple now work as paranormal investigators. Credit: SWNS
The couple now work as paranormal investigators. Credit: SWNS

Laura, of Hucknall in Nottinghamshire, said: "Kirk and I are participating in lots more paranormal activities and I’m editing the videos we take which I absolutely love doing.

"I’m getting better and better at editing and the other month one of our videos was voted by a top ghost hunting YouTuber, one of his videos of the week.

"It’s as if I’m getting paid to video edit, for the next 30 years.

“Without the win we wouldn’t have been able to tick off a huge bucket list item - visit the National Justice Museum in Nottingham out-of-hours and spend time there investigating.

"There have been many trips and there will be many more."

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: National Lottery, UK News

Claire Reid
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