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The £1m lottery win that turned a Newquay mum's life around

The £1m lottery win that turned a Newquay mum's life around

Published by Helen Down at 5:54pm 3rd July 2020. (Updated at 6:01pm 3rd July 2020)

A Newquay mum describes how she had been struggling to feed her children with just five pounds a week until a big lottery win.

Taryn and her family were trying to make ends meet when they scooped a million pounds in 2018.

It meant she could pay off her mortgage,  buy a new car, and help her husband who had to stop working because of ill-health.

"The funds were literally coming from my work and income, we were living day-to-day

"We've managed to pay for yoga lessons and some hydrotherapy, we've got Dad back, we've got him walking and we've got him moving and mobile.

"That's the biggest thing for us to have the family back together as a unit."

Taryn Hawkes

Taryn and Grant being presented with their winnings

Taryn told her story to Pirate FM as a £115 million pound jackpot is up for grabs on Friday July 3.

So if just £1 million made such a difference to the mum from Newquay imagine the impact £115 million would make to one UK Euromillions player.


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