Andrea Law kept the £2million Lotto win secret from her kids and teacher husband Mike until he had done the school run because she feared he would “end up in a hedge”
Andrea Law did not tell her husband Mike about the win intermediately
By: Martin Fricker/UKMirror
A mum-of-two has shared how she kept her £2million Lotto win secret from her husband – in case he crashed on the school run.
Andrea Law, 43, went to bed early on the night of the jackpot draw because she was suffering from toothache.
When the PR exec woke up the next morning and checked her online account she was stunned to discover she had landed the £2m top prize.
She then kept the win secret from her kids and teacher husband Mike, 50, until he had done the school run.
Andrea, from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, said: “I was in bed poorly when I checked the ticket on my National Lottery online account.
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“I looked at my phone and saw the incredible winning amount and just put it down – I didn’t know what to do, I was so shocked.
“Then my son came in asking where his school uniform was so I was straight up and back to reality.
“I sorted him out for school and he went off with my husband and I went back upstairs and checked the ticket again.
“I didn’t tell Mike straight away as he had to drive and take the kids to school.
“He would have ended up in a hedge, daydreaming about the win if I had told him before he left!
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“It felt like the longest journey ever as I waited for him to get home – and the kids’ school is only four minutes away.
“When Mike finally got back, I told him I had something to tell him – my hands were shaking and he looked worried.
“When I said I’d won on The National Lottery, he just couldn’t grasp it and assumed it was a scam.