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Bite delight for 7m lotto winner

Ianthe Fullagar
Miss Fullagar was due to start a law degree next year

A teenage student from Cumbria was bitten on the bottom by her dog as she screamed in delight at winning 7m on the EuroMillions lottery.

Ianthe Fullagar, of Ravenglass, said Brock, a Parson Jack Russell terrier, took a bite after becoming unsettled by her wild celebrations.

The 18-year-old, who hid her winning ticket in her bra, is organising an Egyptian holiday and wants a Ford Ka.

She was one of 15 people who scooped a slice of Friday's 102m jackpot.

The winning numbers were 14, 29, 31, 33, 37 and the Lucky Star numbers 1 and 2

Brock
Brock became unsettled by the celebrations

Miss Fullagar, who is on a gap year before starting a law degree in 2009, said: "At first I thought I had matched three numbers, so I couldn't believe it when I realised I had the five main numbers plus one Lucky Star.

"My mum called the National Lottery Line and it was only then that I realised I had won a share of the jackpot.

"We were both screaming so loudly that my dog, Brock, didn't know what was happening and bit me on the bottom."

"I didn't know what to do with my ticket, so after hiding it in my bra and jewellery box, I settled for my gym bag until it was confirmed I was a winner."

In 2003, Callie Rogers, then 16, of Workington, Cumbria, won 1.9m on the National Lottery.

On Tuesday, Miss Rogers congratulated the latest teenage lottery winner.

She said: "I hope she enjoys it as much as I have. The win has changed my life for the better and five years on I now have my own house, financial security and a gorgeous family."

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Ianthe hid the ticket until she could claim her prize




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