Winning £1m ticket kept in teapot
A couple who scooped £1m on the EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle draw kept their winning ticket in an antique teapot over Christmas.
Judy and Frank Whitmore, from Tockwith, North Yorkshire, put the teapot on top of a kitchen unit after finding out about their win on Christmas Eve.
They successfully claimed their prize from Camelot on Wednesday
Mrs Whitmore, 62, explained the family decided against any last-minute shopping despite the windfall.
She said: "The teapot is a family heirloom. It was Frank's great-great-grandmother's.
"It's sacred to us, our little teapot."
The retired couple have three children, four grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Mr and Mrs Whitmore, who have been married for 43 years, now plan to take a break to clear their heads after their win.
But they will not be venturing abroad as Mrs Whitmore hates flying and does not even have a passport.
Mr Whitmore, 68, spent 40 years refurbishing kitchens while his wife worked part-time at a cafeteria.
He now plans to trade in his car and the couple may buy a seaside caravan, they said.
The winning ticket was bought in Tockwith Post Office.