Leeds lottery winner reveals how she spent her £3m winnings

A lottery winner from Leeds has revealed how she spent her £3m winnings as the National Lottery celebrates 25 years.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 11:45 am
Sarah and Aldan Ibbetson from Leeds celebrate the National Lottery's 25th Birthday at the Piece Hall in Halifax

Sarah Ibbetson, aged 41, was on maternity leave as a dental nurse when she won £3,013,767 on July 20 2002.

Her first two purchases - with husband Aldan, also 41 - were a Mercedes-Benz and a Porsche. They paid for both vehicles on a debit card.

The couple, who have three children, also made it on to the bottom of Sunday Times Rich List and started their own number plate business.

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They now live in a five-bed detached house.

The National Lottery has brought together winners from the past quarter of a century to celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.