Famous JW Pools Winner Won and Spent a Fortune

Viv Nicholson
Viv Nicholson

Original article:
By RICHARD PENDLEBURY
UK DAILY MAIL – April 22, 1987

As a lottery winner vows to “Spend, Spend,Spend,” the Mail tracks down the woman who coined that phrase – pools winner Viv Nicholson. Five husbands later, she was a Jehovah’s Witness living on £87 a week…

Two weeks after her 71st birthday, Vivian Nicholson was looking for a job.

“I’ve sent out 25 resumes and haven’t got a single reply,” she complaines, as her solitary companion – a rather timid canary – scratches in a cage on the dresser behind us.

“The thing is, I need the money. I mean, how can you live properly without a little to spend on the finer things in life?” Continue reading “Famous JW Pools Winner Won and Spent a Fortune”