Couple celebrate £1m lottery prize

Lottery winnersA couple are celebrating after scooping a £1 million prize on the lottery.

Sue and James Schofield, from Oswestry in Shropshire, picked up the prize after checking their numbers in the New Year's Day EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw.

The most the couple had previously won was £2.50, so when Mr Schofield told his wife they had won a jackpot, she did not believe him.

Mr Schofield said: "The last time I won I had jokingly announced to Sue that we'd won the lottery. I said exactly the same thing this time but, as Sue thought I was being silly, she didn't believe me."

Mrs Schofield, who has two daughters, said: "We must have checked the numbers at least three times using our phones and the internet, by which time it was really late."

The couple were allowed to formally make their claim at 9am the following day.

For the time being Mr Schofield is continuing his job as a delivery driver for a local company, while Mrs Schofield is working as a supervisor for a cleaning company.

However, their long-term plans are to set up a cattery and boarding kennels business.

Both are now planning where to spend the money and have been looking at new top-of-the-range cars.

The couple are planning to update their touring caravan and spend time travelling.

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