An NHS worker won a “surreal” £1 million lottery jackpot shortly before receiving the all-clear from her breast cancer treatment.

Maxine Lloyd thought a phone notification she received during her first batch of radiography treatment was a message from her partner – but it was actually a message from her bank to say the winnings had been transferred into her account.

The 50-year-old said she was keeping an eye on her fiancée, Wayne Tilbury, who had recently collapsed with a chest infection, at 1:30am when she decided to “have a flutter” on the National Lottery’s instant win game.

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