One of the most recent huge jackpot wins of the UK Lottery was a 4 million pounds scratch-off ticket jackpot won by a transgender cabbie by the name Melissa Ede.
The 57-year-old taxi driver just recently claimed her prize and had announced that no money would go to her older kids who deserted her.
However, Ede’s whole world changed when she bought a scratch-off ticket for 10 pounds on December 30 instead of some cigarettes she intended to buy.
When she scratched off her ticket, she couldn’t believe her eyes. “At first I thought this ticket belong to some prank show. However, when I saw there are no TV cameras around me, I realized I just won the jackpot!,” said Ede.
On fire pic.twitter.com/j1WFwL8vqT— Melissa Ede (@MelissaEde) 25 мая 2016 г.
The transgender taxi driver, who changed her gender in 2011 and went from being Les Ede to Melissa Ede, says that the first thing she will do with the money is buying a 500 million pounds home with several bedrooms and a pool.
Before winning it big, Ede lived in a shared house and was so poor that she sometimes only had money to buy a box of cereals which she would eat for days.
When she was asked if her kids will get some millions she won, Melissa said they won’t because they deserted her when she realized she was a transgender person.
“I still feel love for my kids but I don’t want their false love now just because I won the jackpot,” said Ede.
“My fiancée, her kids, and I need a huge house. All of the kids will have their own and I will spoil them and allow them to lead a dream life,” said Melissa Ede.
do you think, did Melissa made the right choice about not donating any money to
her own children?
Based on materials: mirror.co