Deepings School delighted for former teacher after £32.5 million lottery win

Husband and wife Gerry and Lisa Cannings win �32 million rollover Lottery jackpot. Picture by Terry Harris / i-Images IIM-12036
Husband and wife Gerry and Lisa Cannings win �32 million rollover Lottery jackpot. Picture by Terry Harris / i-Images IIM-12036

The Deepings School says it is delighted for its former teacher who won a massive £32.5 million on the Lotto.

Gerry Cannings (63) scooped the massive jackpot alongside wife Lisa (48) after buying their lottery ticket at a fish and chip shop while visiting a relative near Slough.

Gerry Cannings, 63, and his wife Lisa, 48, from near Peterborough celebrate at the city's Orton Hall Hotel after winning a �32.5 million rollover Lotto jackpot.  Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire LOTTERY_Jackpot_125544.JPG

Gerry Cannings, 63, and his wife Lisa, 48, from near Peterborough celebrate at the city's Orton Hall Hotel after winning a �32.5 million rollover Lotto jackpot. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire LOTTERY_Jackpot_125544.JPG

Gerry was a long-standing history teacher at the school and Lisa, too, was a languages teacher there.

And there was no hint of jealousy from headteacher Richard Trow who worked alongside Gerry and said he was a hugely deserving recipient of the large windfall.

He said: “Gerry worked at the school for 26 years as Head of Sixth Form and a teacher of history and was a highly valued member of staff until he retired in 2012.

“Gerry has continued to support the school since his retirement by donating the Gerry Cannings Award. This award is presented at our annual awards presentation evening to the sixth former who has shown the greatest endeavour, perseverance and resilience.

“I am delighted that Gerry, who has dedicated his working life to enriching the lives of hundreds of young people, has had such good fortune.

“Everyone in our school community wish him and his family our heartfelt congratulations.”

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