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Holmfirth Lotto winner helps family

Stacey Bywater celebrates her win with champagne
Image caption Miss Bywater said her family struggled to pay bills during the recession

An 18-year-old nursery nurse has said she will help her family move out of their council house after becoming Britain's latest lottery millionaire.

Stacey Bywater, from Holmfirth, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, won £1,117,779 in Saturday's Lotto draw with a lucky dip ticket.

She said she wanted to help her sister, who had just lost her job, and give her parents a deposit for a house.

The teenager said she would carry on working, as she loved her job.

Miss Bywater said she wanted to buy a house for her older sister, Kirsty, 21, who had recently lost her job in a department store.

She said she still intended to live with her parents, adding: "I'm only 18 and I don't want to leave them yet."

Miss Bywater said her shopping list also included property to rent out and a soft-top Mini Cooper to drive once she had passed her driving test.

She said the size of her win "scared me a bit, where to put it".

"Other than that I don't think it's hit me yet. I don't think it has sunk in I'm a millionaire."

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