A MUM who won £100k in the People’s Postcode Lottery said she only bagged the prize after forgetting a task on her to do list.
Tracy Arnott, 52, is one of nine Devon neighbours celebrating after scooping the jackpot on the popular lotto.
Tracy Arnott, 52, and Mark Roddis, 55, were among neighbours who scooped big money prizesCredit: People’s Postcode Lottery
The lucky punters were over the moon when they learned they would share the whopping Millionaire Street six-figure prize.
But she may not have hit her share of the jackpot if it wasn’t for a fortunate twist of fate.
Tracy, a former leading hand in the Royal Navy, revealed she only bagged the prize because of a delayed house move.
The mum-of-one and husband Mark Roddis, 55, flitted away from the street a week before.
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Tracy said that changing the ticket to their “new address” was on her to-do list.
But the lucky couple were left very satisfied that they did not change their Postcode Lottery ticket.
Civil servant Tracy said: “We put the house on the market in January. The fortunate thing is that the sale and move took nine months.
“Changing the ticket to our new address was on my list of things to do, because that’s what I thought you had to do.
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“But I said to my husband last Monday that it would be ironic if the Postcode Lottery turned up after we moved – and 48 hours later we got an email and phone call.
“I’ll not be changing my ticket now and we’ll take a new one out at the new postcode.”
Now Tracy wants to take daughter Erin, 15, to a Formula 1 race in Monza, Italy.
Tracy said: “Her dream is to work for a Formula 1 team.”
The mum’s lucky win came after a Welsh man scooped the jackpot.
Barry White was left stunned when his partner revealed his £333,333 cheque on a WhatsApp video call.
Weeks earlier, former dinner lady Jackie Caule said her “life changing” win meant she was finally able to afford the getaway of her dreams.
“Hopefully a lovely holiday too. I was thinking Spain but with the amount I’ve just received it might be a cruise,” she said.
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