Denise and Stuart Powell with the new golden National Lottery play terminal

A couple who won £1million on the Euromillions have returned to the shop in Lichfield where they bought the lucky ticket.

Denise and Stuart Powell with the new golden National Lottery play terminal

Stuart Powell, 53, and his wife Denise, 48, scooped the windfall in 2005.

The couple, from Featherstone, won after road contractor Stuart bought a ticket while he was in the area delivering tarmac.

They visited the Central England Co-op supermarket on Boley Park to help deliver a gold National Lottery game station after it emerged the WS postcode has seen more than 316 people win at least £50,000 since the lottery began in 1994.

The couple even left their own handprint on the new terminal.

Stuart said: “It was great to revisit Central England Co-op for the first time, everyone made us feel so welcome and it was a pleasure to deliver the special gold playstation.”

Giving it their own stamp of approval with a gold handprint, the couple wrote a message of luck to all future players directly onto the gold playstation.

“Since the win so much has changed for our family. We’ve been able to enjoy freedom, adventure and experiences we could only have dreamt of before that lucky day in December 2015.” Denise said.

“I’m hoping that this gold play station will bring some more luck to both Lichfield players and those near our home in Featherstone, so our millionaires club can grow even bigger.

“Lots of people jokingly ask me to rub their ticket for luck, now everyone can rub my lucky handprint instead.”

Central England Co-op Boley Park, Store Manager Matt Simpson said it was great to meet Stuart and Denise.

“We were really pleased to hear that a winner purchased their ticket at one of our stores,” he said. “To have been instrumental in such a positive life changing experience has made all of us feel great.”


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