What is it like to be a teenage millionaire? Lotto winner Eloise Heard reveals how she has spent her fortunes
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A lucky lottery winner has stuck to her word and continued to work since winning the jackpot as a teenager.
Colchester woman Eloise Heard, 22, won the 2011 New Year’s Eve Lotto jackpot of £1,346,840 when she was just 19.
At the time she was working in a Co-Op in Shrub End, and celebrated by having a dinner at the Lexden Crown pub with her boyfriend David, who is now her husband.
She has used some of the money for her mobile beauty business, and some was also used to buy a car, and a dream honeymoon across America earlier this year.
Mrs Heard said: “When I won I was able to treat my family which was an amazing feeling.
“David and I have taken our time spending the money using it to invest in the ‘big things’ in life like our home and wedding.
“We’re both working hard to get our businesses going but knowing we have financial security at such a young age is phenomenal!”
Mr Heard, 28, has set up an online toy company.
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At the time when she won, she said she would continue working, and wouldn’t play the lottery again, to give someone else a chance of winning.
Mrs Heard has been included in a photograph featuring some of the biggest Lottery winners from the past 20 years.
With winnings worth more than £180million between them, the lucky individuals gathered together to reveal how their lives have been transformed by their win.
The photo also includes Essex man Dean Allen, who won £13,861,061 in 2000.
Tomorrow marks 20 years since the launch of The National Lottery, which has created more than 3,700 millionaires and has paid out £53billion in prizes.
£32billion has also been raised to help support thousands of projects and charities across the UK.
On Saturday, Lotto has guaranteed to create 20 new millionaires in the UK, more in one evening than it ever has done before.
It will be followed next Friday 28 November by a special EuroMillions event that will guarantee 10 UK millionaires who will also each receive a trip of a lifetime for two.