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Dad’s pocket money led to freak win

A hospital visit to see her father, led lucky Libby Elliot, from Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to win £2,169,664 on the lottery.

Shortly before leaving, he gave his grandchildren pocket money and “two pounds pocket money” to his daughter too.

In 2013, Libby, then 57, told the Daily Record: “On a whim, I put it on the Lucky Dip on my way home.”

The next day, her dad couldn’t believe the news and was amazed that Libby was in hospital with him rather than planning ways to spend her cash. 

She recalled him saying: “Look at you, you’re a multi-millionaire and yet you’re sitting here beside me.”

Libby said that memory “still makes me cry” and since then her life has changed drastically.

She went on to lose 11 stone and went “travelling the world on dream trips – from Jerusalem to Route 66 to Buenos Aires”.

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