One mother told how she broke her leg in the hospital while on vacation – but just hours later, her life had changed for the better.
Debs Orchard was enjoying a family outing in the Norwegian Fjords when she collapsed while dancing.
She was taken to the doctor and was told she had ruptured a ligament in her leg.
Thinkruined, she’s in a wheelchair heading back to the boat – but on the way, she gets a call from the People’s ZIP Code Lottery.
Debs explains: “When we got back from the polyclinic back to our cabin, my phone started ringing in my backpack and I just thought maybe the medical center wanted to know how I got on.
“We got into the cabin and I was sitting with my legs up on the bed. Pete gave me the phone and I saw the number.
“I dialed the number and it showed People’s ZIP Code Lottery. I thought ‘oh my god’ and when I was trying to call back they called me again.
“This is life changing. I never expected this in a million years. I can not believe it. I feel humbled.”
Debs and her husband Pete won a whopping £400,000.
The £1 million jackpot was split among three neighbors with each ticket receiving £200,000.
However, Debs was lucky to have received £400,000 after buying two tickets.
She said: “I’ve been playing the Postal Code Lottery for 10 years and won £1,000 with one ticket around 2015. I’m a bit frustrated because my husband and I could have had £1,000 each. , so that’s why I went out and bought a lottery ticket. second ticket.
“But I never expected a win like this. We think it could be £60,000 – £30,000 per person.”
But despite the big win, the only thing Debs wanted was a new vacuum cleaner.
She explains: “When I got the call that I had won, you wouldn’t believe what I said about buying – a cordless vacuum cleaner. Mine is too heavy, especially with a skinny leg. I’m not the type to go out and buy a £10,000 diamond ring.
“We will take care of the family, most importantly.”