One of the winners of the £61 million EuroMillions lottery was just given the "all clear" following cancer surgery days before scooping the big prize.
Sonia Davies from Monmouth was in Florida last week for surgery for a tumour on her parathyroid gland.
“What a roller coaster of a week we’ve had! As you would imagine, we were on cloud nine," she said.
The winner are all from the same family, Sonia Davies and her partner Keith Reynolds, her daughters Stephanie and Courtney Davies and Stephanie's boyfriend Steve Powell.
"I bought the ticket on Friday, we had a bit of luck already and we were on a roll! Lady Luck was shining!" pic.twitter.com/Blrl8PkkIB— The National Lottery (@TNLUK) August 3, 2016
After receiving the great news about the surgery Sonia felt that her luck was in and she knew that they just had to buy a ticket.
"I felt like I’d cheated death really."
“Excited we were about to return home to celebrate our brilliant news, Keith was scanning his emails and read about the EuroMillions rollover. He was convinced that we were the luckiest people on the planet and definitely on a winning streak after the success of my op, so we called up my daughter Courtney to ask her to go and buy a ticket.
“She was travelling and wasn’t able to change her plans so we called Stephanie instead as ‘something’ told us we needed to get a ticket – and the rest is history!
Stephanie added: “I thought mum was mad calling me from holiday, but they were so insistent I knew we had to do it. My car was blocked in the drive by my boyfriend Steve’s, so to save time I made him drive me to buy a ticket instead of moving mine.