Lottery win will save couple (Derek & Sandra Streets) homeJanuary 4th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An old British will get to keep the home – at least for now- after they got very lucky on Christmas Eve.
Derek and Sandra Streets couldn’t believe their luck when they were picked among 25 Brits to win a million pound each. The timing of the lottery win couldn’t have been any better.
Derek and Sandra were facing the gloom prospect of having to sell their home to be able to pay off their mortgage and their retirement which was just around the corner – three years from now. Derek lost his job after the company that he worked for, collapsed. His former employers owe him thousands of pounds.
Derek said that, “We have been in difficult financial situation which meant we would probably have had to sell our bungalow when we retired in three years time.”
That has all changed now because the couple is one million pound richer.
Sandra can still not believe the couple’s luck. During an interview she said that she always keep pinching herself daily to ensure that the whole thing is not a dream.
25 people in Britain got lucky on the Christmas Eve. Six lucky winners have however failed to reveal their identity.
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