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£1m lottery winner thanks late mum for ‘sprinkling magic dust’

A £1MILLION lottery winner believes her late mum ‘sprinkled some magic dust’ over her.

Mum-of-one Lizbet Ramus (above) won the huge prize in the UK Millionaire Maker EuroMillions draw on Christmas Eve.

The warehouse manager, 55, said: ‘I jumped around the kitchen like a little bunny rabbit when I found out.

‘She’s up there looking after me’: Lizbet’s late mum, Lavender PICTURES: PA

‘It’s pretty amazing, I can’t believe it, you buy a Lottery ticket but you don’t expect to win, to be honest, so it’s a major beautiful surprise.

‘I scanned the ticket on Boxing Day morning in the kitchen and I didn’t believe it so I had to get my brother to check it with me.

‘Then I started dancing round getting excited and from then on it’s been a bit of a roller coaster.

‘I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep. It’s sinking in now, I have got an inner glow.’

And Lizbet, of Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, cannot help attributing the win to her late mum, Lavender, 83, who died from an aneurysm in April.

‘I think she has sprinkled some magic dust over me,’ Lizbet said.

‘She’s up there looking after me, she was a beautiful woman, we lost her in April and not a day goes by when I don’t think of her.

‘It was the most difficult thing in the world. You miss your mum because it’s the first Christmas without her.

‘She was a thoughtful person and an amazing mum so I can’t help thinking this is her spreading a little Christmas magic at a time when I really needed it.’

Lizbet, who works for the family business supplying specialised fixtures and fittings, said: ‘I am going to carry on working, keep my feet on the ground, obviously I am going to take some holiday.

‘I like my job, believe it or not, it’s a very grounding thing.’

Lizbet revealed her first purchase was a £70 coat and she wants to buy a home on Shoreham beach where her dad, John, 92, lives.

She said: ‘I want to buy myself a nice little bungalow, then I intend to invest the rest and hopefully it will look after me until my old age.’