Brainfood: We'd love that job - Millionaire - Tracey Orton - £2.9 million Lotto winner

What do you do? I gave up work as a recruitment assistant after winning in March 2004. We moved last September into a lovely five-bedroomed house that backs onto open countryside. I've done all the decorating. It's something I enjoy, especially shopping for nice furniture. Within reason, we can indulge our passions. The first car I bought was a BMW X5, but there was no big shopping spree. My daughter's dream was to have a pony; for me, it was having a bigger home. One of our dreams will be fulfilled when we are able to do some travelling - we've wanted to go to New Zealand for years.

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

How did you get the job? My daughter caught the end of the lottery results and told me that we'd got three numbers. Ten minutes later, my husband told me we'd got six. The roof went off the house! We didn't sleep very much that night. Camelot gave us a big cheque on the Tuesday. I felt on top of the world, but also frightened of the unknown.

Does reality match the dream? Our £2.9 million will have to last us 40 years. If we splashed out £1.5 million on a big house, bought several sports cars, went on flash holidays, then we'd be living beyond our means. We've always been careful with money and you don't change overnight. We shop at Tesco's, not Harrods. We might not be living everyone's dream, but life is pretty good.

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