Birmingham news Man wins £120,000 on Euromillions after wife sends him to supermarket MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Martin Gilbey, from Northampton, was at home with partner Tracy when he left for a supermarket to go and buy the vegetables
Breaking News ! A National Lottery winner scooped £120,000 on the EuroMillions - after buying a ticket alongside a bag of carrots for his Sunday roast. Martin Gilbey, from Northampton, was at home with partner Tracy when he left for a supermarket to go and buy the vegetables. The 50-year-old said: "Tracy and I said we still must have a Sunday roast that weekend and after checking the fridge, thankfully all we were missing was some vegetables, so there and then I decided to pop out to buy some carrots. “I got to the till but only had my debit card and the minimum purchase with a card was £3. I said to the lady at the counter, ‘shall I buy a Scratchcard or a Lottery ticket’. She said Lottery so I had a Lucky Dip for that night’s EuroMillions draw to take me over £3. “I got home, and to be honest forgot about the ticket and then after Tracy had gone to bed, I remembered and decided to check my numbers. "I scanned it using my National Lottery App and couldn’t believe what I saw. I checked it again. "I then deleted the app, downloaded it again and re-scanned the ticket. "At this point I was starting to get a bit hot under the collar, so I called Tracy to come downstairs to help. "She cried out, ‘I’m not coming downstairs for a tenner’ but eventually looked at the ticket when she realised something was going on. “We both checked it again and after many more scans of the ticket we started to cry, cuddle and jump about.” Donate money or a laptop for kids who need them With schools closed due to Covid-19, thousands of children in Birmingham are in need of laptops to continue their learning.
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Martin said: “I think some thought there was a problem, but I started the call by saying I had some great news. Initially, many thought it was a practical joke, but soon were all cheering together.” Like for many, 2020 was a tough year for Martin; he had to find a new job and in late 2019 Martin lost his mother. “I haven’t thought about buying anything, I just want to help my family," he added. "We’ve all had a tough year, and a little bit of help will make a big difference to them all. "I also want to pay off my Jordan’s car loan and as we are big cricket fans, I have promised him a trip to Australia to watch the Ashes next year. "The rest will be for Tracy’s and my future."
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Martin said: “It’s funny because when Tracy woke up that Friday morning, she said to me she felt it was going to be a lucky day. I still can’t believe it, things like this don’t happen to people like me. "Not having my parents with me to see this win is heartbreaking but at the same time I know they are both looking down on me. I even placed the ticket under some photos of them in a cupboard knowing they would keep the ticket safe until Camelot could verify the ticket.”
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