Despite being told by his wife to stop doing it, 87 year old RAF veteran Dennis Banfield has scooped a massive lottery jackpot of £18 million.
Dennis, 87, and Shirley Banfield, 83, finally matched six numbers on Lucky Dip after nearly 30 years of playing.
The fortunate RAF veteran revealed that in the weeks before the win his wife had told him to stop playing as they ‘never won’.
Dennis emotionally revealed he bought tickets three times a week for 25 years in a bid to help his daughters.
The windfall will now be split three ways, with each daughter taking a third and the parents sharing their own percentage.
The couple are now ready to downsize from their Bristol home and buy a bungalow, after recently applying for a free council stair lift.