I won £14m on the lottery as a single mum, I quit my job then ditched my family

A WOMAN has revealed her very first steps after winning millions in the lottery.

The single mum shared how she had quit her job, ditched her family and splashed out on 50 handbags from Mulberry after getting lucky.

Writing anonymously on Mumsnet, the poster shared how she had bagged more than £14m years ago, noting that it was complete "luck of the drawer".

She recalled: "I think I checked my ticket a few days after winning, it was during work because I heard the numbers on the radio and they sounded like the ones on my lucky dip.

"I then checked online and nearly fell out of my chair!

"Had to compose myself as I still had a full day of work left. Didn't even call the lotto office until I got home after work."

The only thing I would have changed was not telling anyone

After confirming her win, the woman went home and told her son and they went out for a celebratory dinner.

She didn't quit her job straight away, and worked a couple more months, but in the end decided to hand in her notice.

These days she does three to four days of volunteering, because "I'd probably die of boredom if I didn't".

Given her huge fortune, she has had to open a private bank account, as well as hire financial advisors and accountants.

The woman – who still has most of her winnings – now owns 50 handbags from designer brand Mulberry, and also purchased a house for the first time, which had been her "dream".

However, she noted: "The only thing I would have changed was not telling anyone.

"I've lost contact with some friends but mostly family members. I do not for one second regret winning, I just wish my family members weren't so greedy and entitled.

"I would have happily helped many of them with their mortgages and getting them on the property ladder but the way some of them thought I owed them a living was crazy."

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