A RETIRED teacher at Gillotts School in Henley has won £32.5m on the National Lottery
A RETIRED teacher at Gillotts School in Henley has won £32.5m on the National Lottery.
Gerry Cannings, who taught history at the Gillotts Lane secondary, received the second biggest pay-out in the competition's history.
He and his wife Lisa, who currently live in Peterborough, had their numbers 15, 16, 23, 39, 48 and 59 chosen in the Lucky Dip draw on February 13 but they waited a week before claiming their prize.
Mrs Cannings said: "I know it sounds mad, but we had a guy in to paint the whole house. We’d been planning it for ages and had packed everything into boxes. We just thought it would be easier to wait. Although it did mean that Gerry had to carry round the winning ticket in his wallet all week. It was very nerve-wracking.”
Mr Cannings is believed to have worked at Gillotts from 1976 to about 1983 before moving to King James College, which is now The Henley College.