Big win in L-Ottery St Mary!

Rodney and Vanessa celebrate their big win

Rodney and Vanessa celebrate their big win - Credit: Archant

A retired newlywed couple from Ottery are celebrating after becoming millionaires.

Rodney and Vanessa celebrate their big win

Rodney and Vanessa celebrate their big win - Credit: Archant

Rodney Hancock, 64, and his wife Vanessa, 60, bagged their six-figure prize in a EuroMillions draw on August 26.

The couple recently claimed their £1million winnings from Lottery organisers Camelot and have just embarked on the holiday of a lifetime - travelling around the UK and Europe in their motorhome.

Rodney, who is originally from Plymouth, said: “I got a notification on my phone to tell me I’d won, but assumed it was one of the smaller amounts.

“It was only two or three hours later when I checked on the computer and found out how much it was!


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I was in shock and didn’t quite believe it until I phoned The National Lottery and they confirmed it.

As well as clearing a few debts, ex-nurse Vanessa and retired van driver Rodney also spent some of their winnings on a brand new BMW convertible.

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Rodney added that he has played the EuroMillions since it began, and plans to continue playing despite his win.

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