Punter describes £7.8m lottery win as "lovely"

"We’re definitely going to upgrade our old Astra!"


Some people might be whooping with joy upon hearing they'd just won a double lottery rollover jackpot.

But Phillip Dunning offered a far more understated "lovely" when a Camelot employee confirmed his £7.8 million over the phone.

Camelot have released an audio recording of the conversation, which you can hear in full below.

The shift manager was clearly struggling to find words to describe the life changing-win. He can be hard saying:

"I believe I have the winning jackpot ticket from last night's lottery draw. I'm shaking like a leaf here.

"It's just... er... surreal. I think that's the only word I can use to describe it. It's all a bit of a dream."

Spending plas

Dunning and his partner Gina Meikle, both from Bo'ness, are now making plans on how to spend the massive sum of money.

"We're definitely going to upgrade our old Astra and buy a new house," he said. "We don't exactly know which car we want or which house we'd like to buy, but they're first on our list."

Philip who has two grown stepdaughters, Ashley and Kerri has played the same Lotto numbers with Gina every week since they met 11 years ago.

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