Graham Nield and Amanda VickersA lottery winner has finally found the courage to pop the question to his long-term partner moments after finding out he had scooped a £6.6 million jackpot.

Graham Nield, 55, said he had attempted to ask Amanda Vickers, 48, to marry him many times but kept losing his nerve.

But when he found out that he had matched all six Lotto numbers, Mr Nield, from Batley, West Yorkshire, finally decided the moment was right.

"We recently went to Tenerife and I was planning to ask Amanda to marry me," he said.

"But every morning at breakfast I got really nervous and the words just wouldn't come out of my mouth.

"When we found out on Sunday that we'd won, I blurted out 'Now will you marry me?' to which she replied 'Yes, but it isn't because you've won the money, it's because I love you'."