I won £1M jackpot just before getting the all-clear from breast cancer

AN NHS worker won a £1million lottery jackpot shortly before getting the all-clear from breast cancer treatment.

Maxine Lloyd, 50, was having radiography to ensure the disease was beaten when she got a message saying the winnings were in her bank account.

NHS worker Maxine Lloyd won a £1million lottery jackpot shortly before getting the all-clear from breast cancer treatment

NHS worker Maxine Lloyd won a £1million lottery jackpot shortly before getting the all-clear from breast cancer treatmentCredit: PA
Maxine, pictured with partner Wayne Tilbury, said: 'The timing was surreal'

Maxine, pictured with partner Wayne Tilbury, said: ‘The timing was surreal’Credit: PA

Within two weeks, the occupational therapist was ringing a bell at hospital to mark the end of her treatment.

Maxine, of Kettering, Northants, said: “The timing was surreal.

“I’m here, I’m alive and we’ve just had a bit of a cherry on the top of the cake.

Maxine and partner Wayne Tilbury, 57, are thinking of buying a new home.

She said: “We’d been looking at houses and homes before all of this, and we found one we really liked as one to look at – and it strangely came on the market on the day we won.

Maxine and Wayne are thinking of buying a new home

Maxine and Wayne are thinking of buying a new homeCredit: PA