While popping into his local supermarket to buy a few bits of shopping Paul Trollope decided on the spur of the moment to also buy a EuroMillions Quickpick. It’s a good thing he took the chance as his ticket lined his pockets with £1 million
Mr Trollope, a father-of-three, said: “I had a busy weekend, doing errands, a spot of fishing and whatnot, jumping in and out of the van.”
He told lottery officials that after purchasing the EuroMillions lottery tickets, he put them on the dashboard and didn’t give it much thought thereafter as he simply didn’t have time to think about the lottery.
It was only on Monday that the keen angler took the tickets to a local shop to have them checked. He asked the assistant to check his tickets and the clerk handed over a piece of paper and said, “You’d better call Camelot.”
“I jumped in the van and called Camelot,” he recalled.
“The chap on the phone ran through all the security and then said, ‘Are you sitting down? Congratulations you’ve won £1M!’
“When I think all that time there was a ticket for £1M floating about on the dash it makes me shudder!” recalled the lucky winner.
“It was the most surreal situation,” he said.
Mr Trollope said he immediately shared the good news with his family and friends.
The winner said that even though he’s now a millionaire, he doesn’t have any plans to stop working, saying, “I think I’d get itchy feet just sitting at home.”
It hasn’t taken him long to add some luxury into his fishing trips, however, as he said that he has already bought himself a 34-foot Winnebago.
With this week's SuperEnaMax soaring to a massive €264 million and the SuperEnaLotto once again rolling over to €129 million, you too could hook a jackpot win.
So get your entries in fast, stop working so hard and go fishing.
With all that time to think and plan, you can decide what your new car, your new mansion and your new life will look like.
But we must warn you, you might not even care whether you catch a fish or not with that kind of cash in your bank!
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