Great granny sobs with joy after £1,000 Lottery win

Pictured left to right are: Dave Rodwell (SHDC's waste and recycling officer), Julie Fox, Mandy Creese (Julie's daughter) and Judith Thompson (SHDC's environmental services officer).
Pictured left to right are: Dave Rodwell (SHDC's waste and recycling officer), Julie Fox, Mandy Creese (Julie's daughter) and Judith Thompson (SHDC's environmental services officer).
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An 80-year-old great granny recently diagnosed with a stomach tumour sobbed with joy when she won £1,000 in South Holland District Council’s latest Green Bag Lottery draw.

Julie Fox (80), of Moulton Seas End,said: “I’ve had a rough time lately so when I got the phone call to say I had won I just sobbed, I couldn’t believe it.”

I’ve had a rough time lately so when I got the phone call to say I had won I just sobbed

Pensioner Julie Fox (80)

The grandmother of six and great grandmother of eight added: “But I’m delighted, it’s a lovely surprise. I think I’ll spend the money on some new floor tiles and give my daughters a little present too.”

Mrs Fox will continue to have treatment for her tumour and plans to “take things easy” over the coming weeks.

She added: “I feel okay and take every day as it comes. Luckily I’ve got my family close by for support.

“I will definitely carry on recycling. I’ve been doing it for years so it’s become second nature, but I never thought I’d win money for it.”

The Green Bag Lottery, which has been running for over a year, promotes good recycling and aims to raise awareness of its importance.

Every four weeks, ten households are randomly and secretly selected to take part.

Each one that presents recycling correctly for at least three of the four weeks is awarded £100 and they are then placed into a draw to win £1,000.

The latest lottery saw a total of 24 winners across the district scooping £100 each.

For more information about the Green Bag Lottery visit www.greenbaglottery.co.uk.