West Lothian lottery winner vows not to give up significant position as a nurse

A West Lothian lottery winner suggests she won’t give up her position as a district nurse regardless of getting a millionaire.

Yesterday we described how Bathgate few Paul and Louise Drake, each 47 took residence the £5,162,779 Lotto jackpot from the July 28 attract immediately after Mr. Drake checked his quantities the upcoming early morning in advance of his change.

And even though Mr. Drake was quick to stop his work as a output operator in Lidl, Louise has vowed that she will preserve operating as a nurse.

Mrs. Drake has worked as a district nurse all through the pandemic and states her perform is not a little something that can be ‘postponed’ due to the fact she normally takes care of men and women who are typically extremely unwell and dying.

Chatting about performing as a nurse during the Covid disaster, she instructed STV Information: “It’s been pretty extremely tough and our get the job done isn’t a little something that can be postponed.

The grocery store employee and nurse are now millionaires
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“We are working with individuals in their individual properties who typically have to have each day visits and folks who are palliative with finish of lifestyle treatment.

“So you have no alternative but to just get on all your PPE and just go and do it.

“So yeah it has [winning the lottery] experienced an effect, but I will not halt working, I will nonetheless perform.”

Mr. Drake located out he had received the lottery at all around 4.30am before he was about to give two colleagues a lift to function.

He explained how he was struck by a “niggling feeling” to check his lottery ticket.

The scot has been acquiring lottery tickets considering that he was 16 and had ‘always experienced a feeling’ that he was likely to acquire someday.

Speaking on Friday, he explained: “I’m not an psychological male but I just burst into tears.

“I ran back again into the dwelling screaming and woke Louise up to explain to her. We just could not consider it.”

Mr. Drake wasted no time telling his colleagues that he would not be coming again to function.

He reported: “The men who I drove to operate understood something was up and that I was acting unusually, so it wasn’t extensive right before folks guessed.

“Our good friends, relatives and colleagues are around the moon for us, they are actually chuffed, which is excellent.”

Mr. Drake, who is a large lover of golfing insists that he won’t allow the income get to their head.

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He extra: “I will continue to chase a bargain and I absolutely will not likely be having to pay £6.50 for a bacon roll at the golfing club.”

The couple is most searching forward to spending off their house loan, with Mr. Drake taking into consideration buying a Porsche or a new Range Rover.