July 1, 2024 3 min read


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UK Woman Ignores Husband’s Lottery Skepticism, Wins $250K

The husband admitted that he was wrong and said that he is glad his wife did not listen to him

A lucky English woman has continued playing the lottery despite her husband’s qualms. This proved to be the right decision as she eventually won a jackpot of £200,000 (approximately $253,500).

Sally, from March, Cambridgeshire, was a regular People’s Postcode Lottery player who had an active subscription. However, her husband, Jonny, was unhappy with that and asked her to cancel her subscription two months ago.

Luckily, Sally never did, eventually winning the life-changing sum. As the couple claimed the jackpot, Jonny felt somewhat embarrassed and was happy that his wife had opted to ignore his plea.

Commenting on the occasion, Jonny joked that Sally never listens to him. In this case, he is glad that she ignored him, he added.

Sally also chimed in, saying that she wouldn’t have listened to her husband anyway. She noted that she was surprised to win such a big sum and that this win meant a lot to her.

Jonny pointed out that Sally is a medical worker who works very hard at the hospital and said that she deserves this win. He said that the £200,000 win was a dream come true.

As for the couple’s plans for the jackpot, Sally and Jonny said that they are not currently planning something too grand like moving to a luxurious destination. Instead, they’d rather remain in March and spend more time with their family.

However, this doesn’t mean that the family isn’t going to travel a bit. In an interview, Sally revealed that she and Jonny are planning a trip to Florida with their kids for 2025.

Other Recent Jackpot Winners

In the meantime, one LottoGo.com customer from Surrey recently secured a mind-blowing £6 million ($7.6 million) jackpot. The 61-year-old winner won the significant prize from the Spanish lottery, El Gordo de la Primitiva.

LottoGo.com’s founder congratulated the woman on her win, saying that it is a testament to the life-changing opportunities offered by his website.

Elsewhere, a father and son from Kentucky won a $1 million jackpot after buying a $20 Casino Nights scratch-off ticket at the Adairville Market. The duo said they would invest some of the money and pay off their debts.

In other news, a person from Seattle decided to ditch his usual Powerball ticket in favor of a $30 Chrome Scratch ticket he purchased on a whim. This turned out to be the correct decision as the ticket netted the player some $2 million.


Although Fiona doesn't have a long-spanning background within the gambling industry, she is an incredibly skilled journalist who has built a strong interest in the constantly growing iGaming network. The team at GamblingNews.com is glad to have her on our roster to help deliver the best stories as soon as they hit. Aside from writing, she loves to dabble in online casino games such as slots and roulette, both for her own enjoyment and also as research to better improve her understanding of the industry.

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