A Welsh couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary scooped a £3million lottery jackpot – and have decided to spend some of it on a belated honeymoon!
Tommy and Carol Lisk, from Swansea, were planning a small golden wedding celebration when they struck lucky on the National Lottery. Retired coal miner Mr Lisk, aged 77, said he wanted to take his wife, aged 69, on the honeymoon they had never had. The couple had already booked a budget cruise, but upgraded to a luxury cabin. Mr Lisk said: “It will be a honeymoon 50 years late because we had no money to go away when we got married. “I’ve always wanted to treat Carol to the honeymoon we never had – now we can it do it in style.”
The pair married on 23 March 1963 and spent everything they had on a deposit for their £2,400 bungalow in the village of Loughor. They have lived there all their married life but now plan to buy a more modern house with their lottery winnings. “There’s one condition – it has to be in view of the British Legion club where I spend a lot of my time,” added Mr Lisk! The couple also plan to buy a holiday home in Cyprus, but Mr Lisk has no plans to swap his modest Citroen C3 car because he is “happy with it”. They will also be using their windfall to look after their sons Stephen, 41, and Mark, 43, and their four grandchildren. A season ticket for Swansea City fan Stephen, a foreman in a car factory, is also on their shopping list.
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