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H2 Oh! It’s raining cash for Sean the lucky plumber

Sean Irwin popped into a shop to buy some bottled water and walked out with a Scratchcard that won him a £300,000 top prize.

The 36-year-old plumber from Brentwood said he was thrilled with his windfall.

Sean’s National Lottery-winning adventure began humbly enough when he popped to the local shop to pick up some drinks for himself and a workmate. After paying for the bottles of water he had exactly £3 change so decided to treat himself to a National Lottery Ruby Doubler Scratchcard.

Sean said, “I jumped in the car ready to head back to the site with the drinks but before I started the car, I paused to play the Scratchcard. I had only played half of it when I saw that I had matched 2 number 22s and revealed the prize symbol for £300Thousand. I thought I was seeing things, and checked, then triple-checked, I even read the rules on the back of the Scratchcard!”

Clearly not trusting himself, Sean drove steadily back to the site and asked his boss, Bill, to take a look at the Scratchcard. Hopping in the passenger seat, Bill agreed it looked like a winner and told Sean to call The National Lottery to confirm the win.

Sean said, “It was a classic moment. There’s me and the boss sitting in my little Ford Focus calling The National Lottery to confirm I’d won £300,000. After all the checks the lady at The National Lottery started singing ‘Congratulations’ and we both started to cheer. It was flipping brilliant!”

Sean’s first priority is to buy a “really lovely headstone” for his father’s grave. And when it’s safe to do so, he’s hoping to take a holiday in South America.

29th October 2021

The National Lottery has been changing the lives of winners and supporting good causes across the UK since 1994. In that time, there have been more than 6,100 new millionaires created and by playing The National Lottery you raise over £30 million for good causes every week.

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