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
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