Ripley Lotto Winner
Updated: Friday 25th April 2014
A UK Lotto player in Ripley is celebrating after matching five main numbers and the bonus ball in the draw that took place on Saturday 24 January, 2009. Ricky Hart is the lottery winner in question, and the lucky 22 year old scooped £101,088!
Ricky plays National Lottery games online and decided to check the lottery results in the same way because he already knew that he had won £14 on EuroMillions the previous night. However, what he found in his email inbox came as a big surprise.
“I was going through my emails, checking my account because I knew I had won £14 on Friday night’s EuroMillions draw,” Ricky explained. “I received an email telling me there was some news about my ticket and went straight to it thinking it was about my £14 from Friday. I was a bit taken aback when it said I had won £101,088.”
That’s when Ricky, like all other lottery winners, experienced the urge to share the good news with his family.
“I was shaking with excitement when I started telling my family,” Ricky said. “When I called my dad he shouted with joy down the phone. He was at work at the time and was over the moon with the news. I think his work colleagues thought he’d lost the plot. Some fellow workers, who overhead the conversation, joked that dad had either become a grandfather or someone had won the lottery!”
Ricky is a self-employed bricklayer, and was already planning to travel in America with some friends in the summer. With an extra £101,088 in his bank account, he intends to make it a holiday to remember.
“The win couldn’t have come at a better time,” Ricky said. “Any win is fantastic, but the timing of this is spot on. I had already planned a road trip across the USA with a few mates in August, and now with the win it will be the trip of a lifetime”.Published: Monday 9th February 2009
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