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A blind ex-Royal Marine has scooped up the biggest slice of a £3.2million Postcode Lottery prize thanks to his late wife's winning ticket.
Alan Mizon, 77, won the £400,000 after his wife Diana set the couple up to take part in the lottery scheme.
Sadly Diana passed before she could see her part in the lottery had paid off, passing away from cancer on her birthday back in July 2020 aged 73.
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Alan has since dedicated the win to his wife, who would be "absolutely out of this world" had she been there to celebrate the £396,694 haul, won from the postcode millions.
He said: "Flipping heck – it’s a miracle! Di would be absolutely out of this world. She got my Postcode Lottery ticket all sorted out for me – she was the smart one. She’s looking out for me."
Ex-marine Alan took the biggest slice of the lottery prize, with his postcode area coming up in the winnings, landing over 540 other people in the area £4,477 each.
But the win proved bittersweet for Alan, who said it would have been all the better if the "love of his life" were by his side, ITV reported.
He plans to use the money to take a holiday and revisit some of the places he and his wife of 53 years had enjoyed together, as well as give some of the cash to charity.
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Alan added: "I’m on the waiting list for a guide dog, which would really help me as I don’t see or walk very well, and they’d be a great companion.
"I’d like to give something to Guide Dogs – to help others like me. First, I think I’ll treat myself to a nice whisky to celebrate and just take it all in."
The ex-marine was not the only winner and fellow neighbours Kate Webster and Claire Blakeborough are set to use their winnings for fertility treatment.
The couple married in April 2022 and are hoping to put their money toward a baby, with Kate reportedly breaking down when she saw the couple had won £4,477.
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