Apparently, builders are the luckiest profession in the UK when it comes to winning on the National Lottery!
Recently, one builder won £300,000 on a scratchcard that he purchased from his local shop on the way to site. Typically, builder David Abercombie buys a scratch card every week on a Friday. So, he was shocked when he found out that he had won the top prize!
The builder described: “I scratched the card when I got to the site and was completely stunned.”
“I said to my workmate, ‘I’ve won the top prize’. He didn’t believe me at first and took it off me to see for himself.”
“Everyone was cheering when they realised I’d won.”
“We went straight back to the shop and they checked again for me. They advised me to call the National Lottery line because it was such a big win.”
“The worst thing was it was only 7.30am and I had to wait until nine am for the claim line to open.”
“The minute the clock hit nine, I was straight on the phone.”
“I can’t tell you how I felt waiting for that hour and a half.”
After confirming the win and signing the back of the card, Mr Abercombie then had to put the scratch card in his pocket and continue the rest of his day at work. He described: “I kept my hand in that pocket all day, just in case.”
“Not much work got done, I can assure you.”
With his winnings, the builder from Ayrshire plans to buy a new house with his girlfriend and kids. He described: “we will be buying a bigger house so my two little girls will get bedrooms of their own. They’ve already started picking out the decor.”
Alongside this, they also plan to buy a new car too.
“Something like a Mercedes, not too flashy.”
Mr Abercombie concluded, “I have always said things like this don’t happen to people like me but I was obviously in the right place at the right time.”
“I think I will keep buying my weekly scratchcard and see if lottery luck strikes twice.”
So what do you think of this? Have you ever won something on the lottery? Let us know in the comments below.