I snapped my leg on holiday & rushed to the doctor – hours later I was £400,000 richer thanks to VERY lucky twist

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.

Debs Orchard, who lives in Bodenham, tore a ligament in his knee while on holiday


Debs Orchard, who lives in Bodenham, tore a ligament in his knee while on holidayCredit: People’s Lottery
Hours later, she won £400.00 in the Postcode Lottery


Hours later, she won £400.00 in the Postcode LotteryCredit: People’s Lottery

She was taken to the doctor and was told she had ruptured a ligament in her leg.

Think vacations ruined, 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.”

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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