A Good News Lottery Story: 17 Year-Old Winner from Scotland Finds Happiness


You are always hearing about bad things that happen to lottery winners.

They go bankrupt.

Their marriages break up.

They die.

But that is the tabloid stuff.

Most times, things work out quite nicely.

This past week the U.K. lottery invited big winners to celebrate their good fortune.

One of those big winners was from Scotland, and here is her heart-warming story:

She was Scotland’s youngest Lottery winner.

Now, she has told how she found love thanks to a £1.5million (that’s about $2.6 million in U.S. dollars) jackpot haul.

Bubbly former checkout girl Lisa Dougan scooped the top prize in 2004 when she was just 17 – with only the third ticket she bought.

In the U.K. you don’t have to be 18…as you do in the U.S., to play the lottery.

The youth worker helping underpriviliged kids – who lives in Bathgate, West Lothian, with hubby Bryan and kids Isla, three, and Marcus, one – revealed yesterday: “I met Bryan after taking the souped-up pink Peugeot I bought to a car show.

“He had a done-up car too, but we may never have met if I hadn’t been there, and wouldn’t have my beautiful children either, so I really do have Camelot to thank for my life.”

Camelot, for those of you who don’t know, runs the U.K. lottery.

Lisa, 23, told of her happiness as more than 100 other winners – worth a cool £300million between them – raised a glass in London to the 2500th Lottery millionaire since the prize draw was launched in 1994.

What an awesome story.

And one with a happy ending.


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