An apprentice lifeguard rescued during the coronavirus crisis won £ 10,000 a month for a year in the National Lottery – but thought it was all a dream.
Harmony Dawes, 17, of Brighton, tied the winning numbers for the Set for Life draw on March 26.
Her father broke into her room in the middle of the night to tell her that she had won, but when the teenager woke up the next morning, she assumed it was all a dream.
Harmony Dawes, 17, apprentice lifeguard saved during coronavirus shutdown, won £ 10,000 a month for one year on the National Lottery Set for Life
It wasn’t until his father said, “Don’t you remember last night? You actually won the lottery, you won £ 10,000 every month for a whole year ‘at the breakfast table that the penny went down.
Ms. Dawes said, “I don’t know how I forgot about my dad who broke into my room in the early hours of Friday morning, screaming that I won the lottery, but it was really a dream.
“In fact, even now, it has been confirmed, it still looks like a dream. Whenever I think about my victory, I wait for someone to tell me it’s a big joke, it’s ridiculous, this kind of thing does not happen to people like me. Again, this may be the case.
Dawes has been withdrawn from training as a lifeguard following the Covid-19 epidemic and plans to take her family on vacation after travel restrictions are lifted and also to buy a horse with the £ 120,000 jackpot .
The teenager won the award in the March 26 draw and plans to take her family on vacation after the Covid-19 lockdown is completed.
She said, “My mom is a key worker working with the homeless in Brighton, so I know how lucky I am to have a safe place to live during the lockout, but it’s always difficult to stay positive.
“While there is not much we can do with victory at the moment, just knowing something good has happened has made those around me happier and a little more optimistic and it must be a good thing. “
She chose the lucky numbers because they were all related to her uncle, who died before his birth.
Dawes added, “Maybe he’s the one who gives us all something to hope for when we’re all through this.” “
The winning ticket was purchased at Morris neighborhood stores on Widdicombe Way in Brighton, although the national lottery only advises players to buy tickets online during the lockout.
The National Lottery’s Set For Life costs £ 1.50 per line to play, draws are held on Mondays and Thursdays and the top prize is £ 10,000 per month for 30 years.