Batley lottery winner pops the question to partner
- 22 August 2013
- From the section Leeds & West Yorkshire
A man who scooped more than £6m on the lottery celebrated by asking his long-term partner to marry him.
Graham Nield, from Batley, popped the question to Amanda Vickers, 48, moments after winning the £6,676,215 jackpot.
The 55-year-old said he had planned to ask her to marry him before he proposed on Sunday, but kept losing his nerve.
Mr Nield said Amanda accepted his proposal, saying: "Yes, but it isn't because you've won the money, it's because I love you."
He said: "We recently went to Tenerife and I was planning to ask Amanda to marry me," he said.
"But every morning at breakfast I got really nervous and the words just wouldn't come out of my mouth.
"When we found out on Sunday that we'd won, I blurted out 'Now will you marry me?' to which she replied 'Yes, but it isn't because you've won the money, it's because I love you'."
He won the jackpot on Saturday with the numbers 15, 25, 26, 33, 34, 41.