'Winning the Daily Mirror £1million jackpot literally saved our mum's life'

'Winning the Daily Mirror £1million jackpot literally saved our mum's life'

‘Winning the Daily Mirror £1million jackpot literally saved our mum’s life’

The Daily Mirror says: On October 20, 2000, Phyllis Porter got a knock on the door that would change her life. She answered the door to find two Mirror reporters who had come to tell her that she had just won a million pounds.

 

Known as Phyll, the 71-year-old widow with two sons and four grandchildren, had hit the jackpot in the Mirror’s famous scratchcard game.

The news left Phyll speechless, wobbly legged, and shaking so much it took her five attempts to call her sons to tell them the news.

But when the fanfare was over, she started enjoying her fortune, using her winnings to live life to the full.

Phyll sadly died earlier this month, aged 92, but in the two decades after her win she splashed her cash on hairdos, beauty treatments and luxury cruises all over the world.

She refused to move out of the tiny end-of-terrace house in Southampton where she had raised her sons Kevin and Ray and lived with her beloved husband, also Ray, who had died 12 years before her win, aged just 58.

Phyll’s son Kevin, 59, says the Mirror jackpot gave his mum “a new lease of life”. He says: “Until that day mum was just ticking along really.


https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/winning-daily-mirror-1million-jackpot-24848776

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