Breightmet mum wins £200,000 on National Lottery

Breightmet mum wins £200,000 on National Lottery

Lottery winner Suzanne Richards with her partner Neil Hollows

Lottery winner Suzanne Richards with her partner Neil Hollows

Lottery winner Suzanne Richards

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

A MUM was left “in a daze” after she scooped nearly £200,000 in a Lotto draw.

Suzanne Richards could soon be made redundant from her job at Morrisons — but now has her eye on a career makeover by setting up a mobile beautician’s business.

The 36-year-old’s Lucky Dip ticket matched five balls plus the bonus ball in the draw on Wednesday last week, winning £199,461 for her and partner Neil Hollows.

Miss Richards, from Breightmet, only started buying tickets regularly a few months ago when she opened an online Lotto account.

The couple are looking at buying a house and getting a new red Toyota Yaris for Miss Richards, who passed her driving test two weeks ago.

She said: “I’d just been on the phone to Neil and he said he hadn’t won and asked if I had.

“Then the phone went and I thought it was an insurance company as I’ve been trying to sort out a car policy.

“But it was Debbie from the Lottery and she said I’d won some money.

“I was convinced it was a wind-up and said to her ‘you’d better not be joking’.

“But then I checked online and the money was there.”

Miss Richards has been training to be a beautician and hopes her new venture can become a reality with some finance behind her.

The money could not have come at a better time for her or partner Mr Hollows, an HGV driver.

She said: “I went into work as usual, but was in a complete daze.

“I just had to keep reminding myself throughout the day what had happened that morning.

“I’ve no intention of leaving work, but they are having a management re- shuffle, so my job is not safe.”

Miss Richards is also hoping to fund the university fees for her son Kyle, aged 16.

She added: “He wants to be a rock star, but he’s going to study every aspect of music at college, so if he doesn’t make it as a rock star he’s going to be a music teacher.”

First the family are planning to enjoy a holiday during October half-term, perhaps after they have bought their new home.

Miss Richards said: “We’ll be able to get a mortgage for a new home, which is something I never thought would be possible — but we will be staying in Bolton.”

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7:23am Wed 30 Jul 14

Rememberscarborough says...

Congrats - maybe me on Saturday....
Congrats - maybe me on Saturday.... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 9

7:24am Wed 30 Jul 14

oftbewildered2 says...

happy news - hope she realises her dream with the money
happy news - hope she realises her dream with the money oftbewildered2
  • Score: 9

7:31am Wed 30 Jul 14

atlas123 says...

Why would you ever go public with something like this?
Why would you ever go public with something like this? atlas123
  • Score: 32

8:34am Wed 30 Jul 14

The Squire In Residence says...

Congratulations.....

Our house will be up for sale shortly and your win will certainly allow you to get a mortgage to buy it - I look forward to hearing from you.... 3 beds/2 baths (marble tiles)/2 lounges/ dining room/ kitchen (marble worktops) quarter of an acre and views over fishing lodge. Not overlooked and in conseration area... Hurry before I put it on open market! And save the agents fees so will knock those off too....
Congratulations..... Our house will be up for sale shortly and your win will certainly allow you to get a mortgage to buy it - I look forward to hearing from you.... 3 beds/2 baths (marble tiles)/2 lounges/ dining room/ kitchen (marble worktops) quarter of an acre and views over fishing lodge. Not overlooked and in conseration area... Hurry before I put it on open market! And save the agents fees so will knock those off too.... The Squire In Residence
  • Score: 2

8:41am Wed 30 Jul 14

jus' visitin says...

Cue the begging letters and phone calls.
Cue the begging letters and phone calls. jus' visitin
  • Score: 17

9:10am Wed 30 Jul 14

Lancashire always says...

The Squire In Residence wrote:
Congratulations..... Our house will be up for sale shortly and your win will certainly allow you to get a mortgage to buy it - I look forward to hearing from you.... 3 beds/2 baths (marble tiles)/2 lounges/ dining room/ kitchen (marble worktops) quarter of an acre and views over fishing lodge. Not overlooked and in conseration area... Hurry before I put it on open market! And save the agents fees so will knock those off too....
Sold for 100k i am on my way xxxxx
[quote][p][bold]The Squire In Residence[/bold] wrote: Congratulations..... Our house will be up for sale shortly and your win will certainly allow you to get a mortgage to buy it - I look forward to hearing from you.... 3 beds/2 baths (marble tiles)/2 lounges/ dining room/ kitchen (marble worktops) quarter of an acre and views over fishing lodge. Not overlooked and in conseration area... Hurry before I put it on open market! And save the agents fees so will knock those off too....[/p][/quote]Sold for 100k i am on my way xxxxx Lancashire always
  • Score: 6

9:20am Wed 30 Jul 14

The Squire In Residence says...

Lancashire always wrote:
The Squire In Residence wrote:
Congratulations..... Our house will be up for sale shortly and your win will certainly allow you to get a mortgage to buy it - I look forward to hearing from you.... 3 beds/2 baths (marble tiles)/2 lounges/ dining room/ kitchen (marble worktops) quarter of an acre and views over fishing lodge. Not overlooked and in conseration area... Hurry before I put it on open market! And save the agents fees so will knock those off too....
Sold for 100k i am on my way xxxxx
Quadruple it and it is yours...minus fees of course!
[quote][p][bold]Lancashire always[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Squire In Residence[/bold] wrote: Congratulations..... Our house will be up for sale shortly and your win will certainly allow you to get a mortgage to buy it - I look forward to hearing from you.... 3 beds/2 baths (marble tiles)/2 lounges/ dining room/ kitchen (marble worktops) quarter of an acre and views over fishing lodge. Not overlooked and in conseration area... Hurry before I put it on open market! And save the agents fees so will knock those off too....[/p][/quote]Sold for 100k i am on my way xxxxx[/p][/quote]Quadruple it and it is yours...minus fees of course! The Squire In Residence
  • Score: -7

9:22am Wed 30 Jul 14

goldie47 says...

enter...ALL the long lost relatives......enjoy your win
enter...ALL the long lost relatives......enjoy your win goldie47
  • Score: 10

10:42am Wed 30 Jul 14

naomimum1 says...

congratulations.... but with all the arm robbing that happening in breightmet i certainly wouldn't go public hope u can make ur dreams come true xx
congratulations.... but with all the arm robbing that happening in breightmet i certainly wouldn't go public hope u can make ur dreams come true xx naomimum1
  • Score: 4

10:57am Wed 30 Jul 14

Balboa says...

Well done that lady.

Bit of advice - don't go from Morrisons to running mobile beauty business, it's a sure fire way to be wasting your money. Bide your time. Use it wisely.
Well done that lady. Bit of advice - don't go from Morrisons to running mobile beauty business, it's a sure fire way to be wasting your money. Bide your time. Use it wisely. Balboa
  • Score: 18

12:34pm Wed 30 Jul 14

nigella farrage says...

Congats and take heed of what Balboa says - use it wisely.
Congats and take heed of what Balboa says - use it wisely. nigella farrage
  • Score: 9

12:50pm Wed 30 Jul 14

aardwolf says...

Reminds me of a film...
Gone in 60 Seconds...
Reminds me of a film... Gone in 60 Seconds... aardwolf
  • Score: 3

1:38pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Gaz1262 says...

New Car New House New Business Uni Fees spent already. How much did you win £2mil?? Sorry sweetheart but £200K ain't that much for those plans.
New Car New House New Business Uni Fees spent already. How much did you win £2mil?? Sorry sweetheart but £200K ain't that much for those plans. Gaz1262
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Lynn57 says...

Good luck to her. Staying in Bolton? Why?
Good luck to her. Staying in Bolton? Why? Lynn57
  • Score: -4

3:50pm Wed 30 Jul 14

manchester1 says...

What is she doing with Adrian Childs?
What is she doing with Adrian Childs? manchester1
  • Score: -1

5:32pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Mr Happynotsad says...

Well done it's good to see great happy news in paper rather than the usual bad news.
Well done it's good to see great happy news in paper rather than the usual bad news. Mr Happynotsad
  • Score: 7

6:35pm Wed 30 Jul 14

dressit says...

Congratulation! Well done.....hope it changes your life for the better! Xxx
Congratulation! Well done.....hope it changes your life for the better! Xxx dressit
  • Score: 6

9:11pm Wed 30 Jul 14

wsw69 says...

naomimum1 wrote:
congratulations.... but with all the arm robbing that happening in breightmet i certainly wouldn't go public hope u can make ur dreams come true xx
Well done and enjoy.

Errrrm, I think she already has gone public
[quote][p][bold]naomimum1[/bold] wrote: congratulations.... but with all the arm robbing that happening in breightmet i certainly wouldn't go public hope u can make ur dreams come true xx[/p][/quote]Well done and enjoy. Errrrm, I think she already has gone public wsw69
  • Score: 2

12:47am Thu 31 Jul 14

Chrome1 says...

They put 'Breightmet mum' in the headlines because they know that she's just going to buy a council house and waste the rest on holidays to Benidorm.
They put 'Breightmet mum' in the headlines because they know that she's just going to buy a council house and waste the rest on holidays to Benidorm. Chrome1
  • Score: -7

1:33pm Thu 31 Jul 14

rovers1968 says...

Does your husband know about your windfall , not the best thing to do to go to the papers if you want to keep it quiet .
Does your husband know about your windfall , not the best thing to do to go to the papers if you want to keep it quiet . rovers1968
  • Score: -3

2:44pm Thu 31 Jul 14

LLdale says...

rovers1968 wrote:
Does your husband know about your windfall , not the best thing to do to go to the papers if you want to keep it quiet .
Husband that is no longer in the picture! Mind your own business.. She won not him. Well done Suzanne!
[quote][p][bold]rovers1968[/bold] wrote: Does your husband know about your windfall , not the best thing to do to go to the papers if you want to keep it quiet .[/p][/quote]Husband that is no longer in the picture! Mind your own business.. She won not him. Well done Suzanne! LLdale
  • Score: 2

2:47pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Lancashire always says...

Seems the ex is more of a gentleman than you know. Well done Adam best of luck for the future.
Seems the ex is more of a gentleman than you know. Well done Adam best of luck for the future. Lancashire always
  • Score: -1

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