Transgender lottery winner Melissa Ede, 58, who landed £4m scratchcard jackpot 18 months ago dies a week after suffering crushing chest pains
- Melissa Ede won £4million on a National Lottery scratchcard in December 2017
- She unveiled her new look just weeks ago after spending £50,000 on surgery
- 58-year-old taxi driver’s fiancee Rachel said she died on Saturday evening
Transgender lottery winner Melissa Ede has died at the age of 58 – just a year and a half after scooping her £4million jackpot.
The former taxi driver from Hull died on Saturday evening, her fiancee Rachel Nason told Hull Live.
Melissa became a multimillionaire after winning £4million on a £10 National Lottery scratchcard in December 2017.
She was rushed to hospital with ‘crushing chest pains’, claiming she was unable to breathe properly, in the early hours of last Monday, but doctors told her she was fine.
Melissa Ede, 58, who won £4m on a scratchcard, is pictured at the time celebrating her win. Her fiancee has confirmed she died on Saturday
Medics carried out tests but despite what she claimed were ‘classic signs’ of a heart attack, she was told her lungs and heart were both working well.
She was then forced to hit back at trolls who said they ‘wished she was dead’.
Ms Ede posted on social media: ‘People saying it is a shame I’m not dead. Well, I’ve got a message to you people, there’s nothing actually wrong with this ticker or my lungs, all been checked out so you’ve got me for quite a while yet so I’m sure that will make you all happy.’
Just last month she unveiled her new look after spending £50,000 of her winnings on lip fillers, botox and new teeth.
Just last month Melissa unveiled her new look after spending £50,000 of her winnings on lip fillers, botox and new teeth
Ms Ede was well known for her bizarre social media antics and appearances on daytime TV programmes including The Jeremy Kyle Show.
After she became a multi-millionaire in 2018 she vowed to continue posting videos about her life, which have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times.
She found out she had won the money just after she got engaged at Christmas and around seven years after she transitioned.
Melissa Ede is pictured with a cheque for £4million after she won it on a £10 scratchcard at the end of 2017
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