Lucky Football fan scores £250,000

Lucky football fan

A lucky football fan has scored a lotto players dream goal. Corey Skeffington, from Coalisland, County Tyrone is celebrating his £250,000 win after scratching the winning ticket at a socially distanced gathering.

“I was going round to a friend’s house for a chat, a beer and some food with a couple of mates and bought a Scratchcard at the store near his house.”

Pocketing the ticket, Corey went along to the gathering.

“We were sitting in the house while I casually scratched the card. I had to find a diamond to win and, for some reason, I thought the card wasn’t a winner at first. But then I saw the diamond!”

Upon his discovery that he in fact did have a diamond, Corey was ostensibly shocked and surprised.

The First Night

“I genuinely couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I just sat there staring at the Scratchcard and I went as white as a sheet – so much so that my friends were asking what was wrong. Without speaking, I just showed them the card. Nobody could believe it. A couple of the guys actually thought it was a prank with a fake card, but one guy knew that I’d bought it and confirmed that it was legit.”

That night, Corey was so restless as he sat at the edge of his bed until he eventually fell asleep.

“I woke up a couple of hours later wondering if it was all a dream and checked where I had hidden the card; I was delighted to see that it was still there. It was like this for the next few days and I’m still trying to process it all.”

Lucky Football fan

Post lockdown plans

As all lotto winners do, this young football fan has already planned how he is to spend his newfound wealth.

“I’d like to go on holiday when it’s safe to do so. I’m also a big Manchester United fan so hopefully a trip to Old Trafford will be on the cards when sporting events are open to the public again.”
“The new PlayStation 5 will be out soon and I’ll buy one of those as well and a few games to keep me going. In the meantime, I’ll not do anything too hasty and make sure to sort my family out with a little something. I still can’t believe that I’ve won but it’s a brilliant feeling and I’m very thankful”
“You dream of winning this sort of money but you never really think it’ll happen to you, I’m living proof that it can happen to anyone at any time. I would buy Scratchcards occasionally, but the most I’d ever won was forty or fifty quid, until now!”

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