Mother pops the question after £2m Lotto win

a Yorkshire couple are making their dreams of a luxury wedding come true after scooping more than £2m on the Lotto jackpot.

Wayne French, 44, and Becky Harrison, from Beverley near Hull, will tie the knot in style in Barbados after their numbers came up last Wednesday – four days after she had celebrated turning 34.

Stay-at-home mother Miss Harrison turned to her partner of 13 years and asked him to marry her soon after she realised they had won.

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“We’ve always wanted to get married but have never financially been able to, and now we can have the wedding of our dreams,” she said. “Celebrating my birthday on March 24, then winning the Lotto jackpot four days later and now becoming engaged – it just feels unbelievable. It still hasn’t sunk in but we really couldn’t be happier.”

Her husband-to-be added: “I have always thought I would like Barbados, to be able to walk on white beaches. It is possible now.”

Mr French said he intended to retire from his job as a support worker at a local hospital and find a “hobby”, as well as spend more time in the garden with their four children.

He added: “Being able to retire at 44 is an amazing feeling – not many people can say that. As we’ve never actually had a family holiday abroad before, top of the shopping list is jetting off somewhere nice and hot.

“We’re also looking at a new family car, possibly something sporty but still practical and buying our own home, something we have always dreamed of doing.”