Wembley businessman scores a Set For Life win
When a hard-working businessman realised he had won £10,000 every month for the next year on The National Lottery’s Set For Life game, his first thought was how he could use the windfall to help others.
Hitendrakumar Maugi, 45, has already made plans to help charities he already supports, donate to the temple in Wembley he attends and treat his family.
He said, “I truly believe in living a good life, helping my family, my community and those who are less fortunate. Until now I have been able to do this through hard work and dedication to my business and our customers, but now I can help further thanks to this amazing win.”
Hitendrakumar was so busy running his business it took him some weeks to realise his online Lucky Dip ticket matched all 5 main numbers. He said, “I play The National Lottery from time to time, sometimes at the last minute. But I rarely check promptly especially if I am busy with the business and our clients; that was the case for this particular draw. When I saw an email telling me there was good news, I’ll admit I thought it would be a small win which I could use to play again, or make a donation to the temple, so I didn’t really pay attention.”
When Hitendrakumar received a follow up email a few weeks later reminding him to check his account, he was spurred into action. He said, “As I logged into my National Lottery account and saw that I had matched 5 numbers on the Set For Life game I said to myself there must be a problem, logged out and back in again only to see the same message congratulating me on the win. I just couldn’t comprehend that millions of people play The National Lottery and yet I, Hitendrakumar Maugi from Wembley, had won!”
Before sharing the wonderful news with his wife of 15 years, Punamben, 36, and his mother, Hitendrakumar checked a final time using his smartphone. He said, “My wife and my mother are the most important people in my life, so I wanted to be 100% confident that I really was a winner before sharing this amazing news. They were both over the moon and said that this is a blessing for me because I have always tried to live a good and honorable life.”
8th June 2021
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