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Supermarket worker in £5m Lotto win

A supermarket worker who won a £5.6 million National Lottery jackpot has said she would continue shopping at Asda with her 10% staff discount card.

Checkout supervisor Sue Stebbings, 43, of Lowestoft, Suffolk, said she planned to spend some of her £5,629 964 windfall on holidays, cars and a boat - but would not change her weekly shopping habit.

Mrs Stebbings, who earns £12,000 a year, said she would take a 12-month career break from her job with Asda in Lowestoft but aimed to return to work.

She said she had so far spent £1,206.30 - £1,200 on a pre-Christmas break in Tenerife and £6.30 on a new Asda shirt and tie for husband Richard, 46.

The couple said they also planned to pay off the mortgage on their three-bedroom detached house and secure the futures of their daughter Vicky, 20, and son Charlie, 17.

"I will take a year out but I would like to go back to work. I think I'd be bored at home," said Mrs Stebbings. "I will continue to do my shopping at Asda. I can still use my 10% staff discount card and I will. Old habits die hard. We used it to get 70p discount on Richard's shirt."

She added: "We'll be having a normal family Christmas. Maybe a few more presents. Vicky gets a free turkey from the gym where she works and all the trimmings will be Asda-price as usual."

Mr Stebbings, a building maintenance worker at a prison and former Chief Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, said they would not buy new cars but get more value for his money by buying cars which were about a year old.

Mrs Stebbings bought a Lucky Dip ticket - where a computer randomly picks numbers - at Asda in Lowestoft and won a share of a the Lotto Double Rollover jackpot on December 1, said lottery operator Camelot. Lottery)


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