‘You’d better be calling me to tell me we’ve won the lottery!’ What Polly said to best friend Lolly when she rang at 7.15am on Sunday to share life-changing news of their £15.3MILLION jackpot

A cafe worker who has won half of £15.3million with her best friend described how she told her ‘you’d better be ringing to tell me we’ve won the lottery’ when she rang to give her the news at 7.15am. Paula Barraclough, 45, and Lorraine Smith, 54, who have been friends for 17 years and call each other Polly and Lolly, won the massive National Lottery jackpot on Saturday’s draw.

Lorraine bought the winning ticket because her bus was late and found out that they had matched all six numbers early on Sunday morning then immediately called her best friend. Best friends from Tyne and Wear Paula Barraclough (right) and Lorraine Smith (left) also went public today after taking home a combined £15,342,000 from Saturday’s National Lottery +15 Best friends from Tyne and Wear Paula Barraclough (right) and Lorraine Smith (left) also went public today after taking home a combined £15,342,000 from Saturday’s National Lottery The best friends, who call each other Lolly (left) and Polly (right), both work in kitchens and do not plan to give up their jobs despite the massive win.

The best friends, who call each other Lolly (left) and Polly (right), both work in kitchens and do not plan to give up their jobs despite the massive win And Polly, who lives at home with her parents in Chester-Le-Street, near Durham, gave the perfect reaction when she got the call from Lolly, who ‘never calls me that early’. ‘I picked up the phone and said to her, “You better be calling me to tell me we have won the lottery waking me up at this time”. ‘And the voice on the other end of the phone replied, “We have. We have all six numbers”.

I just fell silent – I couldn’t quite believe what I was hearing.’ Miss Barraclough, who works in a coffee shop, added: ‘This win is life-changing, it means I will finally be able to move into a house of my own, rather than living with my parents and I can start to write my dream shopping list.’

Despite the massive windfall, Miss Barraclough, who works in a cafe and Mrs Smith, who is a cook at a care home, both plan to go back to work – and Lorraine said her first purchase will be a new frying pan. Lorraine, who was back at work within hours of finding out she had won, said: ‘I literally threw my old frying pan away the day before I became a multi-millionaire so a new frying pan will definitely be one of the first things I will be buying. ‘I certainly won’t be giving up work – I have people who rely on me and who I need to cook for.

MOTHER-OF-FOUR WINS £14.5M

A single mother-of-four who lives in a council house and two best friends have today come forward after winning a total of nearly £30million on the National Lottery. Beverley Doran, 37, from Shipley near Bradford, West Yorkshire, celebrated a massive £14,509,500 win from Friday’s Euromillions draw and says she now plans to buy a family home. Ms Doran, who is a carer for two of her children who have autism while another is currently being diagnosed with Aspergers, split from her partner just seven months before the windfall. Mother-of-four Beverley Doran, 37, from Shipley near Bradford, West Yorkshire, celebrated a massive £14,509,500 win from Friday’s Euromillions draw.

Mother-of-four Beverley Doran, 37, from Shipley near Bradford, West Yorkshire, celebrated a massive £14,509,500 win from Friday’s Euromillions draw Lottery winner Ms Doran (pictured) is a carer for two of her children who have autism while another is currently being diagnosed with Aspergers +15 Lottery winner Ms Doran (pictured) is a carer for two of her children who have autism while another is currently being diagnosed with Aspergers As soon as she discovered she had won the jackpot, she went online to start looking for a home to buy so that she and her family can move out of their council house.

As soon as she discovered she had won the jackpot, she went online to start looking for a home to buy so that she and her family can move out of their council house Speaking from a four-star hotel as she announce the win, she told how she was checking messages on her phone in bed when she found an email from the National Lottery telling her to check her account online. She said: ‘I was still waking up when I logged into my account. I could see the jackpot amount but couldn’t work out what I’d won. ‘Then I slowly realised it was one UK winner and that that person was me.

It was taking a very long time to sink in. ‘I jumped out of bed and burst into my eldest son’s bedroom. He was asleep but I was shouting ‘I’ve won the Euros. I’m a millionaire.’ ‘All he came back with was ‘What you on about?’ It was crazy, my head was spinning and nothing made any sense.’ She immediately began looking for houses online, before going on a shopping spree and staying in a four-star hotel. Lorraine (left) who returned to work as a cook in a care home just hours after discovering she was a multi-millionaire and her first purchase was a frying pan +15 Lorraine (left) who returned to work as a cook in a care home just hours after discovering she was a multi-millionaire and her first purchase was a frying pan.

‘This is the reason I went straight into work after discovering I had won – there is absolutely no way I would ever let these people down.’ Describing the moment she went out to buy the winning ticket Lorraine, who lost her husband six years ago, said: ‘I always stay at my mum’s house on a Friday night. ‘I was full of cold when I woke up on Saturday morning and went out to the bus stop at 6.30am for my journey to work.

The bus didn’t turn up and I really needed to get warm. ‘I discovered I had a £2 coin and some loose change in my pocket so I popped into the local shop and bought a Lucky Dip Lotto ticket – never did I believe the fate of the bus being late would result in my life being changed forever.’ Mrs, who plans to buy new windows for her house and a car for her 23-year-old son, Lewis, added: ‘The news really is still sinking in. I thought I was hallucinating – I just thought this cannot really be happening. ‘It was only when I got on the phone to Camelot I realised my best friend and I really were multi-millionaires.’ Mrs Smith confirmed the pair will continue to play Lotto and said: ‘We will certainly be continuing to play. We just cannot believe our luck.’ Despite both of them banking £7,671,450 each after matching all six numbers, neither Paula (right) or Lorraine (left) have any intentions of giving up work.

Despite both of them banking £7,671,450 each after matching all six numbers, neither Paula (right) or Lorraine (left) have any intentions of giving up work She also revealed that her and her son Lewis, 23, scraped together their last spare tenner to share Chinese takeaway the night before her big £15m lottery win. Mrs Smith, who lives in a two bedroom cottage in Hetton-le-Hole, said: ‘I got in from work on the Saturday night and decided I was on strike from cooking because I was full of cold. ‘I told my son, and he said “but I am skint mam,” and I said I had no money either. Neither of us got paid until the end of the month and we were really skint. ‘We clubbed together and decided we couldn’t spend more than £10.

We had to share one meal between us.’ Despite becoming multi millionaires the women said the win will not stop their love of a bargain. Miss Barraclough, who still lives with her parents, said: ‘We love a bargain. It’s nice knowing that we won’t have to think “oh we like that but can’t afford it” and we can actually buy it. ‘But we will still look for a bargain – something is even better when it’s cheaper.’ Paula (right) described how Lorrain (left) called her at 7.15 am to tell her the news and she ‘fell silent’ after hearing that they had all six numbers +15 Paula (right) described how Lorrain (left) called her at 7.15 am to tell her the news and she ‘fell silent’ after hearing that they had all six numbers Miss Barraclough says she will now trade in her Vauxhall Corsa for a new car, but insists that it won’t be too ‘flashy’. Mrs Smith, who doesn’t drive, joked that she might buy herself a new bike out of the money.

The best friends say they will trade in their annual coach trip in for something slightly more exotic – and might visit Santorini, Greece, after their big trip to Vegas. Asked how they felt about Jane Park – who is suing Camelot for ‘ruining her life’ after winning £1million – Mrs Smith said: ‘I don’t think the money will change us. We are far too old and set in our ways to let that happen.’ Miss Barraclough added: ‘We have both has such normal upbringings – we are just two normal people from Sunderland. “You just never think that it will happen to normal people.’ Mrs Smith bought the winning ticket from McColl Newsagents, Park Lane, Sunderland. The winning numbers were 11, 13, 21, 37, 49 and 59. Mrs Barraclough still lives in the area with her parents. The singleton lives in a large council-style semi-detached house – which is complete with bay windows and a drive-way. It is located in the Hall Farm area of Sunderland, which is around five miles from the city centre. The grey-brick house, which she shares with her parents, is worth an estimated £100,000.

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