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Lotto winner from South Yorkshire wants to 'help son'

Graham Pyatt
Image caption Graham Pyatt's winning Lotto numbers were from a lucky dip

A South Yorkshire man who won almost £1.5m on the National Lottery has said he will spend the money on making sure his son and family are "looked after".

Graham Pyatt, from Mexborough, netted £1,460,850 in the Lotto draw on Saturday 14 August.

The 64-year-old, who is housebound with respiratory and mobility issues, plays the Lottery online every week.

He said he had no holidays planned due to his health problems and instead wanted to help his son.

Mr Pyatt said: "I want to use the money to make sure that Steven and his family are looked after, which will make me very happy."

Mr Pyatt worked in power stations for 28 years in both Mexborough and Doncaster, as a laboratories assistant.

He said: "I always choose one lucky dip but didn't check my account until Thursday.

"When it said I was a winner I couldn't believe it and had to get my son to confirm that it was true."

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