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A couple have picked up a cheque for £6,299,421 after winning a lottery jackpot.

Robin and Christine Kiddie, both 60, from Ludlow, won the rollover jackpot after matching all six numbers in last Saturday’s draw.

Robin and Christine, who have lived in Ludlow for the last seven years and came originally from Lancashire, did not know they were the winners until Monday when Robin checked the ticket at work. He asked a colleague to double check the numbers.

He had bought the ticket in Kidderminster, and chose the numbers from a combination of family birthdays and old pools numbers.

Speaking yesterday, Mr Kiddie said: “I still can’t quite believe it”.

After telling their four grown up children and five grandchildren the good news, he said he plans to retire from his job as a commercial and export sales manager. Mrs Kiddie, a nurse at Ludlow Hospital, has not decided if she will retire. PICTURE: Rui Vieira/PA.