Brit scoops £100k on National Lottery days after losing mum to cancer

A Brit won £100,000 on the National Lottery just days after his mum tragically died of cancer.

Simon Wilcock, 44, from Helston in Cornwall, made the fortune on the £100k Jackpot Yellow Instant Win Game.

The dad of two, who owns Phoenix Signs, was watching TV when he decided to try his luck.

He said: “I have an order in which I play the games in, as they show up on my phone screen.

“I don’t usually play £100,000 Jackpot Yellow, but for some reason I did this time, and I’m so glad that I went for it.

“Maybe it was a sign from above, as I certainly feel that Mum was looking down on me and I know she would be over the moon, just like my dad is.”

Simon’s winnings came through the weekend after his mum’s death.

He, his wife Becky, 41, and their two sons will use the money to upgrade to a bigger family home nearby.

Simon added: “It’s been such a strange year for us all. Becky and I worked flat-out throughout the lockdown.

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“I had a few weeks where I couldn’t open the shop and was taking care of the home schooling, but as soon as I could reopen, there was plenty of need for our services, which I’m very grateful for.

“Losing mum after her valiant eighteen-month fight against cancer is obviously the biggest, most horrendous downside of the year, for all of us as a family.

“She is a huge loss and this has given us just a glimmer of happiness.”

To win the top prize, Simon matched £100k three times in Game 1.

Last week, a UK ticket-holder won a £59 million EuroMillions jackpot.

Camelot said it was the second UK EuroMillions jackpot winner this month.

A ticket-holder managed to land a £122million jackpot on April 2, Good Friday.

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Camelot's Andy Carter, senior winners' adviser at the National Lottery, said: "What amazing news, one UK winner has scooped tonight's fabulous £59million EuroMillions jackpot.

"This is the second UK EuroMillions jackpot winner in April after a lucky ticket-holder scooped the gigantic £122million jackpot on April 2."

The ticket matched all of the winning numbers, which were 5, 17, 28, 41 and 46 with the Lucky Star numbers 10 and 11.

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