Thirty-four-year-old Jirtchaya Klongjarn, originally from Thailand, successfully picked all six winning numbers after placing two £1 bets ahead of last Friday’s draw, netting her a spectacular prize of £1,000,990.


“We couldn't be happier for our history-making millionaire,” Ladbrokes spokesperson Alex Donohue told Bettingpro.com. “She's defied the odds in style.”


The 49s lottery is incredibly popular with Ladbrokes punters, with two draws taking place each day. Customers can win up to £1,000,000 by successfully matching all six numbers in one of the draws, and each day you can check your numbers at Bettingpro.com.


“I'm over the moon and I still can't believe it,” Jirtchaya said. “I told my friends I had won the 49's and that I might have a chance to win a million, then when I finally found out I was so excited. It still doesn't feel real and I've barely slept.”


Jirtchaya’s windfall is the second million pound pay-out for Ladbrokes in the past 12 months, after a Bournemouth punter scooped a seven-figure sum after placing a £4 stake in December 2013.


“These jackpots are won once in a blue moon so the odds of two coming along in under a year are very long (65,182,370/1),” Ladbrokes’ Alex Donohue told us. “We're not expecting any sympathy though and we're paying out with a smile.”
 

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