Northern Irish Sixteen Year-Old Wins Big Lotto Prize
Newry resident Callum Fitzpatrick has become one of Northern Ireland’s youngest lottery winners at the age of 16 after bagging £390,643 in Saturday’s Lotto draw. The teenager matched five main numbers and the Bonus Ball to claim the windfall and was revealed to the press today with orange juice replacing the traditional celebratory champagne.
Callum, an A Level student, has plans to go on to university, where he has expressed an interest in training to become an accountant. He will need that steady financial brain to make the most of his newfound wealth and could well be one of very few of his classmates to leave higher education without any debts thanks to the ticket that brought him his six-figure haul.
His parents attended the press conference with him in his home town today, in which he admitted that he’d burst into tears upon confirmation of his win from his aunt and cousins who had checked and double checked his ticket for him. Dad Colin admitted that he hadn’t believed his son when he rang to tell him the news but was thrilled for him and was glad that the teenager had been given a great opportunity to set himself up for life
This Saturday night’s Lotto draw is a rollover with a potential jackpot of £5.5 million plus 100 Lotto Raffle prizes of £20,000 up for grabs. If you’d like to know what it feels like to win big, then you can buy your Lotto tickets now online or from an authorised retailer.Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014
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