One woman got an unexpected but very welcome Christmas gift when she won a £1($1.
3) million jackpot which she attributes to her dead mom’s help from beyond the grave.
Lizbet Ramus’ mom Lavender passed away from an aneurysm last year. Feeling down, she bought a few lotto tickets and stashed them away in her purse.
On Boxing Day, the 55-year-old remembered the tickets and pulled them out to find out she was now a millionaire.
Lizbet, from Shoreham, said: “We lost mom earlier this year and not a day goes by when I don’t miss her.
“She was such a thoughtful person and an amazing mom so I can’t help thinking, this is her spreading a little Christmas magic at a time when I really needed it.
“While it was our first Christmas without mom, we did our best and had a lovely big family feast at my brothers, she would have been so happy for us all.
“The following morning, Boxing Day, I was sitting in the kitchen with my coffee, and I’ll admit I was feeling a bit down.
“Remembering my lottery tickets, I thought maybe I’d had some luck there, not for a second expecting £1,000,000 worth of luck!
“I used the National Lottery App on my phone and was chuffed when the first ticket won a Lucky Dip, feeling a little more upbeat I scanned the second and all these noughts appeared, I really couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
An ecstatic Lizbet says she plans to buy her dream home, a seafront cottage, as well as go on some trips.
She added: “I’m definitely going to carry on at work but I will take some time off to travel. I’ve got a close friend in Hong Kong and another in Portugal so I’ll be jetting off to one or other – possibly both! – in the not too distant future.
“Beyond my cottage and travel, the only definite is helping out those closest to me. Mom would definitely approve of that and given she’s made me a millionaire, it seems exactly the right plan!”