A SUPERMARKET worker more used to selling National Lottery tickets than winning with one has scooped a £100,000 win.
Thrilled Barbara Clack said she never thought she would win and had left her ticket unchecked in her handbag for seven days.
Now Christmas has come early for Barbara, who works at the kiosk in Sainsbury’s on Archer Road, Millhouses.
The win also means the ‘chuffed’ 60-year-old can retire comfortably – but she does not plan to leave work until next November when she will have clocked up 25 years serving customers.
Barbara, of Meadowhead, said: “I’m going to treat myself and my lifelong ambition is to take my granddaughter Rosie, aged seven, to Florida and we can do that next year.
“It’s very much an early Christmas and retirement present. At least we can retire comfortably without having to worry, especially in this day and age.
“I never thought I’d win the lottery, I’ve had the odd tenner before but nothing like this – I couldn’t believe it.”
So far Barbara and husband Christopher, a retired painter and decorator, have resisted splashing out their £100,714.
“He went and bought some tyres, that’s the only luxury so far but I have seen a ring I like.”
The mum-of-two’s family celebrations were delayed by a week as the top ticket, which matched five numbers and the bonus ball, was in Barbara’s handbag.
Beaming Barbara, who celebrated her win at the store where she works and bought the ticket with a bottle of bubbly, said: “My colleague said ‘You’ve won, you’ve got to phone Camelot, it must be over £500.’
“Another colleague got the correct numbers up on her computer and said ‘Barbara do you realise..?’.
“It was just chaos. People came from all over the shop to congratulate me, somebody sat me down and bought me a cup of tea. I was in shock. My family were just thrilled to bits.”
Barbara is also planning to buy a new car – but only once her current one gives up the ghost. And she still plans to be a savvy shopper by using her staff discount card to buy her groceries.