Lottery win for woman whose heart was opened after heart surgery

That’s my boy! Jane Isabell celebrates the win with fiancé Zak Stechschulte and mum Ann

A man who had an open-heart surgery months ago has celebrated a lottery win after the winning ticket was found inside his get-well card.

The 50-year-old, named only as Jane in court documents, picked up the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket while giving the get-well card to his mother-in-law – which was found by a woman who picked up the winning ticket.

Ticket-winner Jane thought he had lost the card when she went to retrieve it the next day – and had no idea he had won the nearly $1 million prize.

However, after finding the card she went with her fiancé to claim the ticket to Camelot, Camelot Ltd, one of the firms involved in Britain’s lottery, The Sun reported.

“It means the world to us to have this lottery win given to us. There are no words to describe how we feel,” she said.

“I feel like a new person and my husband Zak said ‘how amazing would it be if it came in a Winnie the Pooh book.’ It feels like the beginning of our new life.

“We couldn’t believe it when we got a call from Camelot. Even though we just found the ticket, we were the winners, not Camelot.”

Jane, who works at a medical goods distribution warehouse and works part-time in an hairdressers, said her next move will be to pay off her mortgage and her parents’ home.

However, she admitted she is unlikely to splash the cash quite yet.

“I’ll probably carry on working,” she said.

The ticket-winning slip, which was found in the kitchen of Diana Stechschulte, the son of Jane and her husband David, is worth $907,177.63.

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