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Retired couple, Theresa Picton-Clark and husband John Picton-Clark's emotional telephone call has been released, featuring their winning moment after matching five numbers and the Bonus Ball worth £1 million ($1.3 million) in January 2021.

Therese and John screamed with joy as heard in a newly-released call made to the National Lottery Line – the hotline the players call when they win big prizes. Theresa, 70, a champion ballroom dancer known as Terri, and John, 68, enjoyed five bottles of champagne and a waltz around the living room after confirming their million lottery prize.

Theresa, a resident of Lutterworth in Leicestershire, England, said, "Even after a year I still have to pinch myself. I remember asking the lady on the phone at The National Lottery if it was a wind up. My head was spinning, I was crying, I felt free. In fact, listening back to the recording I did say I was going to liberate a bottle of champagne – and we ended up liberating a fair few more."

"Unsurprisingly, we get to see a lot of happy people in our job, but their reactions certainly differ," adviser for the National Lottery, Andy Carter shared. "Some people feel sick, some people jump up and down, some people are having a party when we arrive, others haven't told a single soul – I've even had people fainting! I've been there with winners when they reveal to family and friends that they've won. Some put on their' telephone voice' when calling us, while others like Terri and John just let all the emotion out."

The pair still cannot believe the life-changing moment. The couple revealed that they picked up the winning ticket at a petrol station on the way to a hardware shop.

The elderly couple went on to share their winnings by buying laptops for friends and family who were home-schooling during the lockdown. They also purchased devices for their local school, bought a washing machine for a friend, and acquired Theresa's dream Fiat 500 Abarthcar car. "For me, the win means I am able to get back onto the dancefloor and lose myself in the freedom of ballroom dancing," Theresa said.

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