If you are like most of us, you have spent at least a few moments here and there dreaming of winning the lottery
For Rebecca Brown, 39, and her family, this dream recently became a reality. The family from Nottingham, comprised of dad David, 64, mum Yvonne, 62, and sister Julie, had been playing the lottery in a syndicate.
Back in August of 2016, they lucked out with a £1 million!
Rebecca knew just what she wanted to do with her share of the prize. Though single, a cervical cancer scare led to doctors telling her that she should become pregnant as soon as possible. She was told that she might have to have a hysterectomy, and should “have children sooner, rather than later.”
With the NHS postcode lottery and queue to wait for treatment, Rebecca chose to go the private route.
Rebecca, a nurse herself, says, “I was poorly last year and I thought, I want to do it, I’ve got to. I was able to pay for it so I did. I always thought I might have wanted children but I was never motivated enough to make it happen. Then at my last check up they said they might have to do a hysterectomy so that’s when I said to them, if I don’t have to have it, I’m going to have a baby.”
Though her dad was dubious and said, “But you need a man first,” Rebecca chose to use her winnings to pay for two rounds of IVF.
Rebecca is now seven months pregnant with what will be her parents’ first grandchild!
Everyone’s overjoyed and getting ready for the new little one in the family. However, Rebecca and her family want to ensure that the baby doesn’t grow up spoiled by the financial windfall.
Her mum added, “This baby is going to be brought up in a normal way. Birthday? Yes. Christmas? Yes. That’s when you get presents. You don’t just get things when you want it.”
The family, who has been playing the lottery since 1994, are certainly revelling in their good luck and can’t wait for the birth of this much yearned for little baby.