TEN years ago today a Cumbrian student's lucky EuroMillions numbers transformed into a £7m prize.

The magic ticket moved from jewellery box, to bra and then to gym bag while Ianthe Fullagar, then 18, from Ravenglass, waited for official confirmation that she was one of 15 winners sharing a £102m jackpot from a Friday night lottery draw.

Her story was front page news in The Mail on Tuesday, September 30, in 2008, when it was officially announced that she had become one of the country's richest young women.

Miss Fullagar said: “I was watching the show and couldn’t believe it when my numbers came up one by one."

In 2008, the winner wanted a holiday in Egypt and a Ford Ka but still wanted to go to university and set up her own law firm.

Miss Fullagar’s mum Zoe called the EuroMillions hotline to find her daughter had actually won more than £7m.

Since then the pair had stashed the golden ticket in a number of safe places.

Miss Fullagar said: “I kept it in a jewellery box and it spent quite a lot of time in my bra but in the end I settled for my gym bag until I was a confirmed winner.”

She added: “It still hasn’t sunk in yet but we have already celebrated with a traditional family party – beans on toast, curly fries, cider and loads of ice cream.”

Miss Fullagar, actually won £7,055,142.10 in the Friday, September 26, EuroMillions draw, having matched five numbers and one Lucky Star number in the Europe-wide lottery.

The teenager bought her lucky dip ticket from Lakeland Habit in Gosforth and the winning numbers were 14, 29, 31, 33, 37 and the Lucky Star numbers 1 and 2.