Sunday 15 September 2019

Builder who scooped €84m EuroMillions jackpot reveals he found winning ticket in his van

Andrew Clark celebrates his EuroMillions jackpot win
Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Andrew Clark celebrates his EuroMillions jackpot win Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Andrew Clark celebrates his £76,369,806.80 EuroMillions jackpot win Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Scott D'Arcy

A builder who stockpiled lottery tickets in his van discovered he had won £76 million (€84m) on the EuroMillions six weeks after the winning draw.

Andrew Clark, 51, from  Lincolnshire in the UK, said he was taking early retirement after discovering the winning ticket tucked in the visor of his Peugeot Expert van.

He made a claim for the prize - the 12th biggest win ever in the UK - last week, Camelot said.

Mr Clark, who was urged to check his stash by his partner, said: "Trisha kept telling me to check the tickets, and her niece Louise, who I was building an extension for, was also in on it once she'd heard about the unclaimed prize in the news.

"It was something of a standing joke that I had all these tickets while there was a local prize outstanding, so for weeks they were on at me to check."

The ticket was bought from Eastwood Road Post Office in Boston.

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