EuroMillions- Electrician Wins Shocking £1 Million
No planning goes into becoming a EuroMillions lotto winner. But when it becomes a reality, life takes a sharp turn. In fact Simon Waddup had planned his life around one thing. The father of one dreamed of one day becoming a property developer.
“For as long as I can remember I have wanted to buy old properties, do them up and build my own portfolio. Friends and family laughed at my dream, especially when I was a teenager, but I was so focused, always thinking about how I would do it.”
First time’s a charm
The electrician from Coventry, England had just finished shopping when he decided to check his online national lottery account. It was then that he noticed £5 in his virtual wallet.
“I didn’t even know what day it was, or what type of draw was available next, but saw I could buy a EuroMillions Lucky Dip for £2.50 so decided to buy two for that night’s draw.”
As it was his first time playing EuroMillions, the 31 year old gave it no further thought. That was until the following morning rolled around.
“I completely forgot about it until the next morning. I was waiting for a delivery from 7am and at about 8:30am looked at my phone and saw I had a message from The National Lottery. I knew I had won something big but I couldn’t quite believe it was £1 million, and it wasn’t until I called The National Lottery hotline that I let myself believe that it was real.”
Waddup immediately shared the news with his daughter.
“I was then in a bit of a daze, just shaking. The first person I told was my ten-year-old daughter and she asked if she could now have a passport, seeing as she has never been abroad. I then phoned my mum and sister and they didn’t believe me. When they finally realised I wasn’t joking, all we could talk about was that my lifelong dream would now be a reality – I could be a property developer.”
Of course, due to the current lockdown, celebrations have been put on hold. But that hasn’t stopped Simon from treating his young daughter to a brand new wardrobe of stylish clothes. And apart from some new clothes for himself, he has also bought a posh new coffee maker.
“Due to coronavirus, I can’t celebrate with my family and I can’t wait to see people and talk about the win – I will definitely be treating my family. I will also get a passport for my daughter and, when we can, take a trip abroad; she has already told me that she wants to go to Spain.”
Nothing in life ever goes as planned. However for some, it certainly leads to something infinitely better. Try your luck today with Sun7Lottery