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Batley lottery winner pops the question to partner

Graham Nield and Amanda Vickers
Graham Nield proposed to Amanda Vickers after winning more than £6m on the lottery

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.

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