£4m lottery win 'a fairytale ending' for transgender taxi driver

A taxi driver has described winning £4 million on a scratchcard as a "fairytale ending" to her transgender journey.

Melissa Ede, 57, from Hull, said she is planning to marry her fiancee and write her autobiography following the windfall.

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She said: "The transgender fight to where I am now has been a difficult path.

"I received my operation almost seven years ago and I am really proud of who I am today.

"I now want to help others in similar situations and believe my autobiography will do just this.

"What a fairytale ending.

"It is all just like a dream."

She was celebrating at a press conference in Willerby, near Hull, on Wednesday after scooping a top prize of £4 million on the Blue Scratchcard from National Lottery GameStore.

Ms Ede said she told staff at the garage where she bought the winning card: "You've just given me £4 million - 2018 is going to be the best year ever."