Lottery winner believes in sharing

Published: June 26, 2007 | 6394th good news item since 2003

“We are wondering how to spend the money but one thing’s for sure – we’re going to ensure that all our loved ones are taken care of.”

A woman who won £9.3 million on the lottery sent her brother’s family a cheque for £1,000, saying, “Treat yourselves.”

Mega-rich Irene Jones and husband Ron pledged to “look after” close relatives when they scooped the fortune last October.

Irene, 69, told a champagne press conference, “We are wondering how to spend the money but one thing’s for sure – we’re going to take our time and ensure that all our loved ones are taken care of.”

Her only brother Len Powell, 72, and his wife May were told to expect a cheque in the post.

The couple was on a holiday when the envelope came and son Mark opened it with trembling hands, expecting to find at least £1million.

Mark, 37, was stunned to find a cheque for just £1,000.

Published in Sudden Wealth
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