Mr and Mrs Gibbs – £7,500 rollover winners

After purchasing a £1 ticket in the Abergavenny shop, Mr and Mrs Gibbs from Pontypridd were surprised when they had a knock on the door and were presented with a cheque for £7,500, winning the Crackerjackpot rollover!

They explained what this money means to them and how they planned to spending their winnings:

“I buy a ticket every time I go into Abergavenny; there’s a lovely lady who works there. I had a pound left over so bought a ticket, as I always do, because it’s such a good cause.

“Never did I think that my £1 would turn into £7,500; I’m still in shock. These things don’t happen to us. It was only the other day we were talking about what we’d do if we won and working out how we’d split it between our family.

“The charity is near to our hearts, so we always want to support in some way. Years ago, I worked as a nurse in a hospital and I’ll never forget a young child dying of leukaemia. We had two little ones at the time and I felt like I wanted to give it up; I couldn’t continue seeing such devastating things happen to children. I was at Aberfan during the disaster in 1966 too. You don’t forget those things, they stick with you for life.

“As well as making a donation to the charity and giving to our family, we’ll be using the money to treat ourselves too.

“My wife has had several illnesses over the last few years, so a while ago we booked to go away on a cruise around the British Isles for a much-needed break that’s not too far from home territory!

“But now that we’ve won this money, we’ll be able to afford to do a couple of the excursions and trips along the way. We can’t wait!

“Thank you for such a wonderful surprise… we’ll never stop supporting (and I think we’ll carry on buying those £1 shop tickets!)”.