A TRANSGENDER taxi driver who won £4million on a scratchcard snubbed her kids earlier today — and said: “It’s payback time.” Melissa Ede, 57, plans to splash out on a new home, a £50,000 Mercedes and a lavish wedding to her girlfriend.
She will even reward fans of her madcap You Tube videos who donated between £5 and £20 to an appeal to replace her rotting teeth.
But she refuses to help out her four adult kids — aged 19, 29, 30 and 39 — because they disowned her when she turned her back on life as Les around 12 years ago.
Melissa said: “I know we should all love our children unconditionally but they cut me out of their lives.
They weren’t there during my hardest times and rejected me.
“I still love them but I don’t want false love off them because I’ve got money now.
“The people who have stood by me through thick and thin — it’s payback time for them.” Melissa plans to leave the single room she has occupied in a shared home for 15 years for a £500,000 pad in her home city of Hull, East Yorks.
She aims to ditch her clapped out Ford Mondeo for an R-class seven-seater Mercedes.
Melissa also wants to splash cash on a 2018 wedding to fancy dress shop owner Rachel Nason.
They met a year ago and got engaged after mum-of-five Rachel, 37, popped the question. She married her school sweetheart when 19 and her then wife was 17. I had one child with her and three others with another girlfriend.
“But I’ve known I wanted to be a girl ever since I was three.” She has been Melissa for 12 to 14 years and finally had full gender reallignment surgery in 2011.
She revealed: “My mum and dad both died last year but hadn’t spoken to me since I became Melissa.