Husband surprised wife with lottery win


A husband hid his £250,000 Health Lottery jackpot win for two days from his wife. Why? So he could surprise her on her day off.

Lottery winner Tim Carson, from Essex UK, landed a huge prize in The Health Lottery’s monthly Mega Raffle draw. When the 49-year-old realised he had won, he kept quiet. He didn’t tell his wife, Alison.

Why did he hide his win? He wanted to make a big reveal. He wanted to announce a plan to buy their dream home with the winnings as a present for her standing by him after he was forced to retire as a police officer through ill-health.

This happened just one week before they were looking to move home just to save money. Alison Carson, 51, was looking into moving out of her flat of 22 years and into a retirement village to save money.

Now, they’re going to use the money to finally buy their dream house, six years after their married.

Tim said: “We always said that we would buy a house if we won money with the lottery.

So this is my present to Alison as she has kept us both going. I am eternally grateful for her support since I retired.”


Former police officer Tim only told his dog, Harley, about the huge Health Lottery jackpot win.

Alison works at the Chelmsford High Street Marks and Spencer. Tim had to leave his job at the British Transport Police after suffering from an unexplained medical condition.

Alison burst into tears after Tim broke the incredible news. She recalled: “I can’t believe Tim managed to keep this a secret for two days. It’s truly the best news ever. I’m so excited!”

The Health Lottery operates as 12 local society lotteries, representing different areas of Great Britain. Regions take turns hosting draws to raise money for their local area. That means everyone gets an equal share of the pot to put towards good causes.

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