03/06/2014 08:30 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Lottery Ticket For £1.2 Million Was Stuck On Mum's Fridge For Three Weeks

Raymonds Press

Raymonds Press

Busy doing chores and running around after the kids? It might be worth taking a leaf out of single mum Kerry Poxon's book and have a look at that lottery ticket you haven't had time to check.

That's what 44-year-old Kerry did – and discovered she'd won £1.2 million.

Pharmacy assistant Kerry, from Eastwood, Nottingham, was so busy with sons, aged 10 and eight, that she totally forgot to check her lottery ticket that had been stuck on her fridge for three weeks.

It was only when she got to have a sit down during half-term that she finally got round to it.

She said: "I couldn't believe it when the numbers on my phone matched.

"I thought I must be going mad so I called my dad and asked him to check for me again.

"To think my ticket worth over a million pounds had been stuck on my fridge all this time is unbelievable. It's a dream come true."

Kerry plans to buy a new house and will also train to become a midwife after winning £1,171,812.