Lincolnshire, England, has proved to be a very lucky place to play the lottery. The Mallard pub in Scunthorpe has recently seen its THIRD big lottery win. This time, the landlord who owns the pub won themselves a staggering EuroMillions lotto prize to the sum of £1,064,820 in the EuroMillions draw that took place on the 28th of July.
The happy winner said that he has no problem sharing some of his win with his two regulars at the pub. He regularly shares a drink or two with them anyway, so you can bet that the next few rounds will definitely be on him! The winner, Ian, only found out he was a big winner 11 days after the draw. He had bought a handful of tickets for the draw, so he took all of them to the store he bought them from to check his results.
He bought his EuroMillions tickets at the Asda store opposite his pub. One of his tickets proved lucky, but it didn’t hit the jackpot, it was his raffle code that gave him luck! At the time that he checked his results, the cashier told him that he couldn’t pay out his winnings as he believed it was “something really big.” You can imagine how excited Ian must have been after hearing that! He was only expecting a small handful of change as his winnings.
He went home to watch soccer and that’s when he really found out just how much he had exactly won on his EuroMillions ticket. He was leaping all over the house with pure joy. He also won a luxury holiday in Florida but has since taken the £64,820 cash alternative instead.
Ian might be a pub landlord, but that doesn’t mean that he thinks he’s better off than most people, and he isn’t someone who likes flashy things. When he discovered his big win, he celebrated with squash rather than opening expensive champagne. He is honouring his “gentleman’s agreement” by giving his good friends Andrew Enefer and Rashad Own, a shopping £125,000 each!
Andrew wants to be able to pay off his mortgage with his gift and also buy a new car he’s been needing for a long time. Rashad wants to invest his share of the winnings.
The previous times the pub got lucky on lottery wins was when David and Kathleen Long won £1M twice on EuroMillions! The first time was in 2013 and the other time was in 2015. Ian contacted them as soon as he found out he too had become a winner because he wanted some advice. With the Mallard pub becoming so lucky, it’s no surprise that Ian wants to carry on playing and hopefully win some more money in the near future.
Ian said he would like to have some time off but he isn’t going to quit his job at the pub yet. “Pulling pints” is all he’s ever done and he enjoys it because it keeps him occupied. His son has been quick to remind him about sending him for driving lessons and getting a new car, too.
Ian’s other plans on what to do with his EuroMillions lottery winnings is to buy a small apartment in Benidorm. He also would like to buy a new soccer kit for his local football teams Appleby and Frodingham FC.
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