Pub landlady plans to spend £1million Lottery jackpot on pair of new knees

Pub landlady Bev Dixon plans to spend her £1million Lottery jackpot on a pair of new knees.

Husband Malcolm initially told her they had won £1,000 after failing to check their ticket properly.

Bev, 50, was delighted by that windfall. But when Malcolm checked again he realised they had won £1m by matching five numbers and the bonus ball.

Top of the couple’s shopping list are new knees for mum-of-three Bev, who is landlady of The Railway Tavern in Leigh, Greater Man-

Bev, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and thinning of the cartilage in her knees, said: “I need to get my knees done.

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“I need an operation. They are knackered. The money also means we can help our kids have a better life. We can relax knowing that we’ve helped them and given them the life we couldn’t have.’’

As they collected their cheque yesterday Malcolm, 43, said: “Bev is in constant pain with her knees so this will definitely be the first big spend.”

He said: “We can buy the one thing we really need – our new home.

“We’ve got each other, we’ve got our family, we just needed somewhere that was ours. When we’ve got that what else do we need in life?’’

Malcolm was out walking their two dogs when he remembered to check his lottery tickets. Thinking they had won £1,000 he texted Bev the news. "She was absolutely over the moon,’’ he said.

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