Fareham couple become millionaires after getting lucky in the Lotto

A couple have exotic holidays and a lavish retirement to look forward to after pocketing £1m on the National Lottery.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 5:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 6:43 pm
Geoff and Judith Coombes, from Sarisbury Green in Fareham, won £1m on the Lotto Millionaire Raffle.

Geoff , 64 and Judith Coombes, 62 from Sarisbury Green in Fareham have become millionaires after winning their prize through the Lotto Millionaire Raffle.

The couple have targeted holidays in the Caribbean and Australia, a Southampton FC season ticket and a brand new car.

News of their newfound fortune came to them through an email, which they thought was a hoax.

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Mr Coombes added: ‘We go out every Saturday night and I always check our numbers as soon as we get home.

‘Last Saturday was no different, I saw we had not matched any of the six so I thought nothing more of it until I had en email the following day telling me there was news about my ticket.’

‘When I logged on, I could not believe it. I just kept counting zeros to make sure I had it right. Judith thought it was a hoax.’

Mr Coombes, 64, a self-employed exhibition stand builder, said: ‘This means a hell of a lot to us. We’ve always worked hard.

‘Now, we can just relax and enjoy life, spending time with our daughters and grandsons.

The couple, who have been married for 42 years, have two daughters and two grandsons.

As well as the glamorous holidays and the new car, the couple are also hoping to spruce up their lawn with a new lawnmower.

Mr Coombes added: ‘I really need a new lawnmower. I had been putting off getting one but now I don’t have to worry about it and will pick one up at the weekend.’

When a Lotto line is played, the player automatically recieves a random Lotto Millionare Raffle entry, meaning there is one guaranteed millionaire and 20 raffle winners of £20,000 in each draw.