A HUDDERSFIELD couple are celebrating today after scooping £4.5m on the National Lottery.
And jubilant Andrew and Janet Toulcher discovered their win by checking their numbers in Monday night's Examiner!
The couple, who live in the Newsome area and have two children aged eight and five, were too busy to check them immediately after Saturday night's draw.
At first Janet, 41, revealed she thought 36-year-old Andrew was simply teasing her.
She said: "Andrew has always told me we would win the Lotto jackpot and I thought he was winding me up.
"I thought he had got a shop assistant to print off a void ticket with the winning numbers on it.
"Eventually the truth sunk in. It feels wonderful, but I have mixed emotions. Life's a bit of a rollercoaster at the moment."
Andrew, who works as a plasterer, added: "We had been to see Paul Weller in concert in York on Sunday so I didn't get round to checking the numbers on Monday night.
"I could not believe we had all six numbers. I was in a complete state of shock."
The couple immediately rang round friends and had an impromptu party on Monday night.
The winning Lucky Dip ticket had been bought at Costcutters on Waingate in Berry Brow.
Andrew and Janet were presented with their cheque today at the Cedar Court Hotel, Ainley Top.
The couple, who celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary in October, spend £2 on lucky dip tickets each week.
Andrew is a plasterer and Janet is a part-time administrator.
They are Elvis fans and are already planning to visit the king's homeland, Gracelands.
A new house and car are also on the agenda.
The couple were one of four winners in Saturday night's bumper £18m roll-over draw.
The winning numbers were 15, 13, 21, 12, 9, 33, with the bonus ball 43.
Set of balls 2 and draw machine Galahad were used.
* Full interview and more photographs in tomorrow's Examiner.