Sussex

Crawley couple celebrate 'unbelievable' lottery win

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Media captionThe father-of-three and his girlfriend Nicky Martin said the windfall had come at just the right time

A 33-year-old roofer from Sussex who was unable to work for 10 weeks due to an injury has been celebrating an "unbelievable" £3.6m lottery win.

Stuart Hunt, from Crawley, tore a ligament in his knee while playing football with his daughter and had been forced to live off his savings.

The father-of-three and his girlfriend Nicky Martin, 29, said the windfall had come at just the right time.

"It's been a Godsend... It's still all overwhelming to be honest," he said.

"I don't think it's really going to sink in until maybe we do start spending some money."

Disney World

First on the couple's wish list is a family holiday and a new car.

Mr Hunt said he would buy "just big massive family holidays and stuff like that - taking the girls somewhere that it might take you years and years to save up for, like to Florida... take the kids to Disney World".

He added: "I'd love a Range Rover Sport - a nice white one.

"There's going to be so many opportunities out there now and things that we could never afford before."

They are also planning to buy or build their first house, but Mr Hunt joked he would let someone else do the roof.

He was the only person to match all six numbers in Saturday's draw. They were 1, 11, 12, 13, 35, 42. The bonus ball was 5.

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