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Nurse brings forward retirement after £1m Christmas lottery win

A nurse who ended a night shift by discovering she’d won £1 million celebrated her early Christmas present with a feast of crumpets.
Steve and Jill Walsh

A nurse who ended a night shift by discovering shed won 1 million celebrated her early Christmas present with a feast of crumpets.

Jill Walsh had just come off duty from the cardiology ward at Castle Hill Hospital in East Riding of Yorkshire when she checked online the results of the Lotto Millionaire Raffle on 14 December.

After mistakenly believing she had won only 25, she checked her bank account to find it bulging with extra zeroes, and wept as she called her husband Steve.

Mrs Walsh told the Hull Daily Mail that her daughter met her at home and together they waited for her husband to come home from work.

Treats

On his way, he stopped off to buy bread, crumpets and butter

A nurse who ended a night shift by discovering she’d won £1 million celebrated her early Christmas present with a feast of crumpets.


Tidings of crumpets and good cheer for nurse Jill Walsh and husband Steve. Photo: Hull Daily Mail

Jill Walsh had just come off duty from the cardiology ward at Castle Hill Hospital in East Riding of Yorkshire when she checked online the results of the Lotto Millionaire Raffle on 14 December.

After mistakenly believing she had won only £25, she checked her bank account to find it bulging with extra zeroes, and wept as she called her husband Steve.

Mrs Walsh told the Hull Daily Mail that her daughter met her at home and together they waited for her husband to come home from work.

Treats

On his way, he stopped off to buy bread, crumpets and butter in defiance of the ban on such treats imposed by the couple’s membership of Slimming World.

Grandmother-of-five Mrs Walsh celebrates her 60th birthday in February and was already planning to mark it with retirement after 42 years in the profession.

However, in light of her big payday bonus she has now handed in her notice to her bosses at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

She told the paper: ‘The win means we will be comfortable, we can enjoy life, devote more time to our children, go see our son in Australia, get our own house and car and just make sure the children are OK.’

They will also travel business class when they set sail on a Caribbean cruise to celebrate Mrs Walsh’s birthday next year.


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