Laughing all the way to the bank
Published: November 23, 2005 | 2804th good news item since 2003
NEWBURY couple Kay and Jan Legg were laughing after scooping £980,499 on the National Lottery because they’d had “a funny feeling” they were going to win.
And it certainly came as no surprise because 56-year-old Kay sensed her luck was in when she bought the winning ticket from St John’s Post Office in Andover Road. [The Luck Factor : Changing Your Luck,changing Your Life – The Four Essential Principles]
She said: “I’m not sure why, but I had a feeling all week that something was going to happen, so it didn’t come as very much of a shock when I discovered that we had actually won.
“We were absolutely delighted of course but quite composed and collected when we realised we’d done what everyone dreams of and won the lottery.”
The Leggs have always played the lottery regularly using the same line of numbers which proved a winner – featuring a selection of family birthdays, ages, and house numbers.
Kay and Jan, 59, who live in the Old Newtown Road area, toasted their amazing win with friends and family at their local pub before treating everyone to a slap-up meal at the Donnington V a l l e y Hotel in Newbury.
But despite their new-found riches, the couple are determined to take it all in their stride.
Architect tec hnician Jan said: “We’re going to buy ourselves a home, because we don’t currently own the house we live in, but other than that we have no plans at present.
“We won’t be giving up work yet as we both enjoy our jobs.” [How to Work Smart! And Enjoy Your Job: 25 Simple Ways to be Recognized, Appreciated, Respected and Valued]
And then he came up with the line to delight promoters Camelot:
“We’ve already bought our tickets for the next draw.”