Adam Mudd Was 16 When He Began His Cyber Attacks
Colchester: Lottery Win For Teenager
A teenager from Essex is celebrating after winning a share of the National Lottery jackpot.
19-year-old Eloise Hutchinson from Colchester won £1,346,840 in the New Year's Eve draw.
Eloise thought that winning big would be "a good way to start the New Year," and so bought the £1 lucky dip ticket on Friday December 30th at her work at Co-Op in Shrub End. The 19-year-old also works as a beauty therapist.
Eloise checked the ticket on New Year's Day and initially thought she had matched four numbers and asked boyfriend David how much to expect: "He took one look and said no you've got them all. I didn't know how much it was and went downstairs to tell my mum, she just didn't believe it."
After nipping back to her work, which confirmed the ticket was a big winner, Eloise called Camelot and it was only then that she discovered it was worth over £1.3 million.
She revealed: "I didn't really celebrate until the ticket was validated and the prize paid on Friday. The bank gave me some cash and I spent Saturday in Lakeside which was brilliant."
Eloise, who lives with her mum and younger sister, has some spending plans but is still in shock at her fortune: "I can now buy a house and will replace my old Ford Fiesta. I would love to take a holiday in Jamaica but not until later in the year.
"I have already been back in work and will continue doing both my jobs, this win will make everything just a little bit easier, I am so please."
The winning numbers from the draw were 7, 11, 37, 38, 42, 44.
Eloise and her boyfriend David Heard, 25, have been presented with their cheque at a ceremony held at Prested Hall, Feering, Colchester today (Monday January 9th).
Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has announced that he will not be seeking re-election on June 8 but will be backing the Conservative candidate.
A man has been jailed for life to serve a minimum of 25 years for murdering an uncle as he attempted to protect his niece from unwanted advances in Basildon.
Tributes have been paid to a woman who died following a collision in North Weald.
Recently Played Tracks
Now playing: Non-stop hit music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.