Police officers to keep working after £1m win

A couple who won £1m on the National Lottery say they plan to continue working as police officers.

Graeme and Katherine White "both enjoy what we do", so have told police bosses they will continue working as officers, but with reduced hours.

"I also think it's important for the children to see us working to instil a good work ethic," said Mr White.

The couple, who have two children and live in Cambridgeshire, plan to buy a house in the countryside and take a trip to Disneyland.

Mr White, 35, admitted he was "a bit of a joker at times", so his 36-year-old wife did not initially believe him when he said they had scooped the EuroMillions prize on 7 May.

"With us both being police officers we see lots of scams so we were a touch suspicious," he said. "Things like this don't happen to people like us, it just couldn't be real."

They were strolling around a shop when the phone rang and confirmation came through they really were winners.

Mr White said: "I looked at Katherine and she whooped and then welled up. I don't know what the other shoppers must have made of us."

The couple, who have a five-year-old daughter and a three-year-old son, are looking forward to a better work-life balance - and a Labrador puppy for the children.

"We always wanted to live somewhere rural with plenty of outdoor space for the children - and so we could keep some chickens and goats," said Mr White.

"It's crazy to think, but our 20-year plan has now become our 12-month plan."

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