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A carer who won £300,000 on a National Lottery scratch card says the jackpot changed her life a year later.
Bilston community leader and avid seamstress Bee Murton has scooped
Since her life-changing victory, community nurse and avid seamstress Bee Murton has built her own textile business, started taking driving lessons and planned major home renovations while still working as a community nurse.
She has also bought a stationary caravan near the beautiful spa town of Malvern.
And when she’s not working, learning to drive, renovating, or taking care of her eight-year-old son, Bee is tuning in to her favorite TV show; The Great British Sewing Bee.
Enjoying arts and crafts and making clothes for herself and her son is something Bee really enjoys.
Bilston’s Bee said: “It gives me another focus away from work. It gives me great satisfaction to see what I can create.”
And to celebrate her one year as a National Lottery winner, Bee visited Guthrie and Ghani, a Birmingham haberdashery and tailoring shop owned by Great British Sewing Bee finalist Lauren Guthrie.
Bee said, “Meeting a real ‘seam bee’ was brilliant. Lauren’s shop is full of beautiful fabrics and materials that gave me so many ideas. Talking to her was inspiring.
“To hear her story – physical therapist turned seamstress and now a successful businesswoman and author – just shows you can follow your dreams. The win gave me the opportunity to do the same.”
Bees Bespok Creations is Bees’ new online fabric and embroidery business, launched in early 2022 after she used some of her National Lottery winnings to purchase an embroidery machine, which was her first purchase since winning.
Selling everything from hair bows to embroidered stroller blankets, Bee said, “It’s early days but word is getting around and orders are increasing.”
Bee has worked as a community worker for the past three years. Having worked through the Covid pandemic, she has seen firsthand how people are being affected.
“It’s such a fulfilling task, even more so in the pandemic,” she said.
“Seeing the smiles on people’s faces when you visit them is very rewarding – it feels great to do a job helping people. And I’ve just started studying for my NVQ Level 3 in Health and Human Services.”
Since Bee doesn’t drive, she goes everywhere, including to work. “I walk at least 20,000 steps every day.
“I especially love walking the channels on various dates, although I’m very particular about my driver’s license. I have a great instructor so fingers crossed I can rip my L plates very soon! ”
Sharing the story of how she was feeling £300,000 better, Bee said: “I wanted a fizzy drink that came out at the local shop like that.
“I saw The National Lottery scratch cards at the register and thought I’d give it a try. I picked a pair and started rubbing them on the way home.
“I won a five on the first scratch card, so I was pretty happy. I was about to walk through the front door after scratching the second one when things got a little crazy! I couldn’t believe what I was staring at and started shaking. After many checks and double checks, I just started crying.
“I called the National Lottery hotline to make my claim and I didn’t sleep much that night – you could say I was buzzing – my mind was racing, thinking about what to do with the money could.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/carer-who-won-300000-lottery-27336279 A carer who won £300,000 in the lottery tells how the scratch card changed her life