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Nottingham couple plan holidays after £7m lottery win

A Nottingham couple have won more than £7m on the National Lottery.

Susan and Ivan Westbury, who are both 64 and run a lightning protection business, won the £7.7m rollover Lotto jackpot on Saturday.

The couple, whose identities were revealed at a press conference by Camelot at Bestwood Lodge Hotel, said they now planned to buy a new house.

Mr Westbury, who has not had a day off in four years, said he had gone back to work after finding out the news.

Supermarket queue

Mr Westbury runs Sentinel Lightning in Nottingham, which employs about 30 people.

"I've got a passion about work and I know it's my own business but it's more than work, it's a passion with me and I just love what I do.

"I went back to finish off what I was doing," he said.

The couple found out they had won the jackpot while supermarket shopping on Sunday morning.

Mrs Westbury said a queue had formed behind her as her ticket was being checked and as the news began to sink in she "nearly passed out".

When they later found a local pub to try to toast their win, they realised they did not have enough cash on them to buy any drinks.

They now plan to buy a new car go on several holidays, including a £9.50 break in Cornwall booked with the help of newspaper tokens.

Mrs Westbury added: "It makes you a little bit frightened but I think with the people around us we're going to be okay. I think we're going to be looked after."

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