Leeds couple’s £1m National Lottery EuroMillions raffle win

Marie and Roy Dean
Marie and Roy Dean
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A RETIRED couple from Leeds are celebrating scooping £1m on the National Lottery EuroMillions game.

A DISABLED Leeds couple who have endured “horrendous” health problems are celebrating scooping £1m on the EuroMillions raffle.

Great grandparents Marie and Roy Dean, of Cross Gates, struck lucky on Tuesday’s Millionaire Raffle.

Mrs Dean, 75, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and has had a triple heart bypass, survived two heart attacks last year.

Her husband Roy, 79, suffered the latest in a series of strokes in 2013 and spent two months in hospital.

Mrs Dean, whose last job was working at a children’s nursery in East End Park, Leeds, said: “With all this money, I just wish we could buy a bit better health.

“But it will go a long way to helping it.

She added: “Everybody is so thrilled for us.”

The couple’s medical problems mean neither is allowed to fly, but they are planning to use some of the cash to take holidays in the UK.

They have no plans to move out of their rented council bungalow and want to stay close to family and friends.

But the retired couple do want to put a new kitchen in the bungalow and are looking into buying the property.

Mother-of-three Mrs Dean said: “I’m going to see my family is alright. This money means me and my husband can finish our days without any problems. We had a horrendous 2013, but we are starting 2014 off well.”

She added: “After the win was confirmed on Wednesday I spent the day wandering around like a lost soul. I went to bingo as usual with friends but didn’t say a word.

“I couldn’t believe it when I won £30.” The Deans ran a grocery shop in Tong Road, Armley, in the 1990s.

Mr Dean was a printer at the Waddingtons factory in Leeds. How would you spend your windfall if you won the lottery? Click here to register and have your say on the stories and issues that matter to you

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