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Lincolnshire lottery millionaires mark magic 50 for £20,000 winners

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: March 14, 2014

By Chris Hall

MAJOR MILESTONE: Lottery millionaires Jim and Maureen Emerton in Grantham's Wyndham Park.

MAJOR MILESTONE: Lottery millionaires Jim and Maureen Emerton in Grantham's Wyndham Park.

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A couple who won a £4.46 million National Lottery jackpot and later moved to Lincolnshire have marked a major milestone for the organisers today.

Jim and Maureen Emerton were in Grantham's Wyndham Park - to celebrate the fact that no less than 50 Lincolnshire residents have won £20,000 Lotto Raffle prizes inside six months.

The Emertons - who won the life-changing amount in 2012 and moved into South Kesteven at the end of last year - visited the park because it was awarded a £117,000 development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund in January.

They also delivered a special National Lottery plaque to South Kesteven District Council to record the county's success.

"We are newcomers to the area but have already fallen in love with it and we are delighted to celebrate this special occasion," Mr Emerton said.

"“We are also very pleased that local public facilities like Wyndham Park have been recognised."

The money was given to help Wyndham Park Forum and South Kesteven District Council progress their plans to restore the park to its former glory as a First World War memorial park.

It will be spent investigating the park's heritage and deciding which features and buildings could be refurbished if the full £875,900 bid was successful.

The award-winning park, which has Green Flag status, features an outdoor paddling pool, a bowling green, tennis courts, a model boating pool, a skate park and a sensory garden for the blind.

A National Lottery spokesman said: “We know players love to win and congratulations to the 50 players in Lincolnshire who now have £20,000 in the bank."

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