Lowton hit an unstoppable long-range volley three minutes from time at the Britannia Stadium to put relegation-threatened Villa back ahead in a tense Barclays Premier League encounter.
Michael Kightly had cancelled out Gabriel Agbonlahor's early goal just minutes earlier but Lowton's effort was followed by a late Christian Benteke goal as Villa claimed a deserved 3-1 success.
The result was greeted by huge relief by Villa, who began the game in the bottom three, but it also pulled Stoke into the scrap after a run of one win in 13 games.
Lambert said: "I thought we were the better team throughout the game. I thought we were absolutely brilliant right from the off.
"We looked a threat the whole game. There were some colossal performances out there. I am proud of the lads.
"After going to 1-1 we still kept on going. The second goal - I don't think you'll see a better goal in Europe, let alone Britain.
"The technique and the actual finish were just world class."
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