Mother and son win £100,000 every month for a year

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A mother and son won their family a fortune after scratching off a £100,000 a month for a year prize on a scratchcard during their weekly shop.

Dinner lady Sue Rees, 48, and her son Connor Rees, 24, buy two National Lottery Scratchards every time they go shopping together and always split their winnings.

Before their life-changing luck, Sue, who has worked throughout the pandemic making packed lunches for children, and Connor, a warehouse worker, had only ever won £150.

The mother and son from Pontypridd could not believe their luck.

Connor said: “Mum has always been convinced she’d win the lottery one day but I’m a bit more sceptical and never thought it would happen. We took the Scratchcard straight back into the shop and the shopkeeper confirmed we’d won big, we just couldn’t believe it. I still can’t really!"

The pair plan to split their winnings equally, and Sue is planning to spend her half on renovating the home she shares with her husband Roy and their four children.

Sue, who has worked at Coedpenmaen Primary School for more than 17 years, took on a second role at the school’s breakfast club a few years ago but, despite her amazing windfall, she has no plans to give up either role.

Sue said: “I love that school, I couldn’t leave. I’m going to make sure that my family is well looked after but I’m definitely going to keep my feet firmly on the ground.”

The dinner lady is also planning a family trip to Disneyland Paris in 2022, getting there by train, and admitted she won't be jetting off anywhere soon as she is terrified of flying.