A HAPPY Valley superfan who won an amazing lottery prize thanks to the show has revealed how she will spend the cash.

Rachel Nolan from Aldgate, London, was visiting one of the popular TV show filming locations when she struck gold.

Rachel Nolan is a huge Happy Valley fan


Rachel Nolan is a huge Happy Valley fanCredit: SWNS

Rachel, who is a huge fan of Sally Wainwright and Sarah Lancashire, has watched the show three times.

The superfan, 47, travelled to Hebden Bridge in West Yorks, for a 30-stop guided tour of the show last April.

She said: “It was an amazing day and we had so much fun.

“Frank [the organiser] had done a lot of research and we visited filming locations I don’t think many people know about.

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The popular BBC drama has various key scenes featuring shops and streets in Hebden Bridge.

She added: “I was amazed at how close to each other the locations are – they’re within about an eight-mile radius.

“It’s such a stunning area, I was in awe of it.”

On one of the stops, the Happy Valley fanatic visited a town centre newsagents were character Neil works.

Which is also where villain Tommy Lee Royce first makes contact with his son after getting out of prison.

The mum-of-three was left shocked when she matched the four lucky numbers after buying the ticket from the iconic shop.

Rachel couldn’t believe her luck when she discovered she had scooped the £199 jackpot.

The PR and marketing expert said: “I couldn’t believe it. Sarah Lancashire is amazing, and she’s won three awards – but I’ve won the lottery because of her.”

“I wouldn’t have been in Hebden Bridge, in that shop, if it wasn’t for the show.”

Lucky Rachel is now splashing the cash on her loved ones and is planning to share it with the guide who organised the Happy Valley tour.

She said: “I spent some on my family and I’m going to take the man who organised the tour out for dinner.

“I’ll also donate some to a hospice shop that’s opposite the house where Catherine Cawood lived in the show.”

It comes as another winner almost missed out on an eye-watering £266,666 jackpot over a silly mistake.

Rachel Turley-Salmons, from Wolverhampton, couldn’t believe it when she scooped the whopping Postcode Lottery Draw.

Elsewhere, a teacher who won £2million National Lottery jackpot has revealed why he kept working despite scooping the prize.

Mike Law, from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, turned up to work for months despite bagging the huge win.

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Meanwhile, Doris Stanbridge from Dorking scooped £10k-a-month for 30 years says she bought the winning ticket she after seeing a lucky sign.

She won the National Lottery’s Set For Life game after seeing she saw two money spiders.

Rachel Nolan bought her ticket in the local shop from the show


Rachel Nolan bought her ticket in the local shop from the showCredit: SWNS
The Happy Valley fan scooped £199


The Happy Valley fan scooped £199Credit: handout

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