Sunday, January 5, 2014

Home is Where the Heart is for Former Lorry Driver

Frugal lotto winner, John Alford, has admitted his most extravagant purchase to date wasn't a penthouse suite, or a country mansion, but the humble council house he and his wife, Pauline, have shared for the last 56 years.

The retired lorry driver hauled in a £1,437,220 (UK) National Lottery win last April, and never had the intention of splashing much cash or changing his thrifty lifestyle, but the three bedroom semi holds fond memories for the Alfords. They moved into it the year after their marriage, and prior to that they were housed in a prefabricated house, that was built on same spot. "It is our home for life," said Alford. "For me, it is the memories that the money can buy rather than possessions."