Wednesday 28 June 2017

Scratchcard win brings building site manager to his knees

Andrew Cunliffe and fiancee Natalie Cliff celebrate in front of Blackpool Tower
Andrew Cunliffe and fiancee Natalie Cliff celebrate in front of Blackpool Tower

A £1 million National Lottery scratchcard winner got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend as soon as the windfall was confirmed.

Andrew Cunliffe, 37, bought the £100 Million Cash Spectacular Orange card in an Asda store while rushing to buy tea bags for his workmates.

Mr Cunliffe, a building site manager, is now planning his wedding with fiancee Natalie Cliff, 30, an event planner at Blackpool Tower.

He said: "We called Camelot and as soon as the lady on the end of the phone confirmed I really was £1 million richer, I just got down on one knee and proposed.

"It is something I have been wanting to do for a long time but I always worried I would not be able to give Natalie the wedding of her dreams. Now I can."

The couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, have not set a date for their wedding and have yet to decide on a venue.

They first met at Blackpool Tower while Mr Cunliffe was carrying out work there.

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