Lottery couple strike gold in the wedding stakes

WRAGGMI''Ray and Barabra Wragg,who celebrated their Golden Wedding
WRAGGMI''Ray and Barabra Wragg,who celebrated their Golden Wedding

SHEFFIELD lottery millionaires Ray and Barbara Wragg are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary.

Typically, after giving away much of their fortunes to family, friends, charities and other good causes, they used their party at South Yorkshire Police’s Niagara Club at Wadsley Bridge to raise more than £1,100 for three of their favourite charities – Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Weston Park Teenage Cancer Unit and Help For Heroes.

The couple, who live in Whirlow, were brought together through Ray’s job as a roofer.

“I was sent to repair some slates which were loose on the roof of the Harper and Schofield company in Neepsend,” he said. “As it turned out we were both working for the same concern.

“Barbara was working in her office and I could see her through the window as I worked, she was either typing or on the phone. And I liked what I saw!

“I asked her out and we never looked back after that.”

Ray, aged 73, and Barbara, 70, a retired nurse, scooped a £7.6m lottery jackpot 11 years ago.

“We’ve had a fantastic time together, we’ve enjoyed every second,” said Ray.

“Of course the money changed our lives but we always say it didn’t change our personalities.”