A lottery winner's dream of being a mum has come true after she used some of her windfall to help her become pregnant.
Rebecca Brown, 39, from Nottingham, won £1 million back in August 2016 as part of a family syndicate with dad David, 64, mum Yvonne, 62, and sister Julie.
She used some of her £250,000 share for two rounds of IVF and now the 39-year-old is due to give birth in January as a happily single mum.
Rebecca, who is a nurse, was told by doctors she may need to have a hysterectomy so should "have children sooner, rather than later" after she was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells of the cervix last year, Nottinghamshire Live reports.
She said: “I was poorly last year and I thought, I want to do it, I’ve got to. I was able to pay for it so I did.
"I always thought I might have wanted children but I was never motivated enough to make it happen.
"The hospital told me if I wanted to have children I had to do it sooner rather than later.
"Then at my last check up they said they might have to do a hysterectomy so that’s when I said to them, if I don’t have to have it, I’m going to have a baby.
"My dad said 'But you need a man first'
"I said, no I don’t."
Rebecca, who is seven months pregnant, is choosing to keep the gender a surprise.
"We do refer to it as a boy and call it Percy but whether it ends up being a Percy remains to be seen," she said.
The baby will be her parent's first grandchild and every one is excited about the new arrival.
“I don’t want it to be spoilt but everyone has been really generous," Rebecca said.
"Not just mum and dad but my friends and my neighbour.
"Everyone has been really generous in giving me things and buying me things for the baby."
Mum Yvonne added: "This baby is going to be brought up normal, it should be like these were brought up.
"Birthday? Yes. Christmas? Yes. That’s when you get presents. You don’t just have things when you want it."
The Brown family have been playing the lottery since it began in November 1994.
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