The New Year got off to a perfect start for a teenage beauty therapist who became a millionaire in the National Lottery. Eloise Hutchinson, 19, from Colchester, Essex, pictured with her boyfriend David Heard, 25, bought the ticket for the New Year’s Eve draw on December 30 because she thought that winning big would be ‘a good way to start the new year’. The teenager bought her ticket from a Co-op in Colchester, where she also works, banking a cheque for £1,346,840 on Friday.
She said: ‘I have already been back to work and will continue doing both my jobs.
‘This win will make everything just a little bit easier.’
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