- Life has turned around for a man and his family after he became a multi-millionaire by reason of winning a lottery
- The man who worked as a production operator at a supermarket was on his way to work by 4.30am when he learnt he won N2 billion
- The man identified as Paul Drake expressed excitement at the thought of having a changed financial status but said it won't change his personality
A man moved from being a supermarket worker to a multi-millionaire in one day after hitting it big in a lottery.
Metro.co.uk reports that Paul Drake was seated in his car at 4.30am about to zoom off to work when he found out that he is the recipient of a £5,162,779 (N2.9 billion) lottery prize.
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The surprised man ran back inside the house to inform his wife identified as Louise of the great news.
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The Argus has it that Paul purchased his Lotto Lucky Dip tickets from a store in Seafield, Scotland and matched all six main numbers – 23, 26, 34, 36, 44 and 59 – in the Wednesday 28 July draw to claim the whopping prize.
Paul quit his job as a supermarket worker
Paul, a production operator at a supermarket, quit his job subsequently while his wife is still a district nurse.
The couple is now said to be planning trips to Florida and New York with their sons. They intend to buy Porsche and a Range Rover.
47-year-old Paul has however stated that their newly found financial status will not change who he is.
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Man who had won N6 million lottery in 1993 spotted working at renovation site
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man who had won a lottery of N6 million was found years later working at a renovation site.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the 48-year-old was pictured in Blackpool hauling cement on a wheelbarrow at a renovation site.
After the hustle, he drove away in the black Land Rover Discovery, one of the high-end cars he bought after the huge windfall.