Lancaster woman’s US lottery surprise

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A BUSINESSWOMAN from Lancaster has scooped more than £150,000 on a US lottery.

The US citizen – known only as Katie due to a confidentiality agreement – matched five balls on the US Mega Millions lottery after buying a ticket through WinTrillions.com.

Katie, who now lives in Moorgate, moved to Lancaster to be nearer her partner, who is from Liverpool.

Katie was just one digit away from winning the jackpot of $312m (£194.76m). But she still scooped the second prize of $250,000 (£156,125).

“My partner and I were overwhelmed when we saw that I’d won,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it.”