Life changing

Young Dowlais man wins £70Thousand

A railway worker from Dowlais has scooped an incredible £70,000 on a National Lottery Scratchcard and is now on track to change his life with a new car, a family holiday and investing some cash in property renovation.

Shouting the good news

Jordon Morgan, 27, was feeling lucky when he popped into his local store to buy a scratchcard on Sunday 29 July. When his first scratchcard revealed he’d won £2 he decided to see if it really was his lucky day and bought a second one – a £2 Red Hot 7s Doubler scratchcard.

At first Jordon was stunned thinking he’d won £7,000 but when the shopkeeper checked his scratchcard, it revealed that he’d actually bagged the top prize and had to call Camelot.

“I was totally shocked. My Dad owns the pub opposite the shop and I ran straight in shouting ‘I’ve won seventy grand!’ No one could believe it.”

Property flipping

Now Jordan, who travels all over the country working on the railways, is planning to invest some of his winnings in property development, working with his uncle to renovate and resell houses in Merthyr.

“My uncle has been investing in property for years and I’ve always helped him with some of the renovations. However, this is the first time I will be able to put some of my own money in and I’m really excited to see where this could lead.”

New wheels and a holiday

It won’t all be hard work and no play for Jordon though as he’s already splashed out on a new, second-hand car and has booked his place on a family trip to Turkey in September.

“I’ve got a really big family and lots of them had booked a holiday to Turkey. I couldn’t afford it when they first mentioned it but when I won I thought ‘why not?’ and now I’m all set for the trip.

“It’s still a bit too much to take in at the moment. I regularly work long hours but with this win, life will certainly be easier from here on out.”

6 August 2018

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