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Trans woman says £4,000,000 scratchcard win is ‘fairytale ending’ to her journey

The 57-year-old taxi driver said she is now planning to marry her fiancee and write her autobiograph..

By admin , in UK , at January 3, 2018

Georgia Diebelius

Trans woman says £4,000,000 scratchcard win is 'fairytale ending' to her journey
The 57-year-old taxi driver said she is now planning to marry her fiancee and write her autobiography. (Picture: John Giles/ PA Wire)

A woman has described winning £4,000,000 on a Lottery scratchcard as the ‘fairytale ending’ to her transgender journey.

Melissa Ede from Hull, first hit headlines after appearing on Jeremy Kyle to try and raise £15,000 for a set of new teeth.

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However, today it was revealed she had hit the jackpot – winning 260 times that amount.

Speaking out following the windfall, the 57-year-old taxi driver said she is now planning to marry her fiancee and write her autobiography.

She said: ‘The transgender fight to where I am now has been a difficult path.

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Trans woman says £4,000,000 scratchcard win is 'fairytale ending' to her journey
‘What a fairytale ending. It is all just like a dream.’ (Picture: John Giles/PA Wire)
Trans woman says £4,000,000 scratchcard win is 'fairytale ending' to her journey
‘I now want to help others in similar situations and believe my autobiography will do just this. (Picture: John Giles/PA Wire)

‘I received my operation almost seven years ago and I am really proud of who I am today.

‘I now want to help others in similar situations and believe my autobiography will do just this.

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‘What a fairytale ending. It is all just like a dream.’

Ms Ede was seen celebrating at a press conference in Willerby, near Hull, today after scooping a top prize of £4 million on the Blue Scratchcard from National Lottery GameStore.

Ms Ede said she told staff at the garage where she bought the winning card: ‘You’ve just given me £4 million – 2018 is going to be the best year ever.’

Melissa is well-known for her online videos which have received millions of views and she has thousands of followers on Facebook.

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They mostly feature her singing in skimpy outfits with items often attached to her chest – including bottles of tomato ketchup and mayonnaise.

Melissa was previously whittled down to the last few hundred in the world out of 200,000 people who applied to join a Space mission to Mars and has appeared on Jeremy Kyle and Judge Rinder.

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