Gerry Cannings, 63, and wife Lisa Cannings, 48, winners of £32.5 million on the National Lottery. A retired schoolteacher carried a winning £32.5m lottery ticket around in his pocket for a week after finding out he and his wife had hit the jackpot. See MASONS story MNLOTTO. Gerry Cannings, 63, and his wife Lisa, 48, knew they’d picked the winning numbers the morning after the draw but didn’t celebrate until days later as their house was being decorated. The couple from Peterborough, Cambs., wanted to wait until they had unpacked the boxes at home before deciding what to do with the £32,534,188 – the second biggest prize in Lotto’s history.