A grocery store supervisor thought he was being pranked after successful £1 million on a £5 scratchcard – however has vowed not to surrender his day job.
Shawn Keeley, who works at a Eurospar in Dungiven, Co Derry, mentioned he “checked each inch” of the Lotto card to ensure it wasn’t a faux.
The 26-year-old even consulted with household and buddies earlier than he was satisfied, however gained’t be quitting his job regardless of his newfound wealth.
“I actually couldn’t consider it. At first I believed it should be a faux card and I checked each inch of it to ensure it was actual,” he defined.
“Then I double checked all of the numbers they usually appeared good too, so I gave the cardboard to my mum and pa to take a look.
“In addition they checked it many times and agreed that it appeared like I’d gained – however I nonetheless didn’t consider it.”
Shawn has vowed to maintain on working as he loves his job and has a “nice relationship” with the grocery store homeowners.
As he was making an attempt to course of his massive win, he acquired a name from his retailer assistant and instantly thought: “I’ve been the sufferer of an elaborate prank.”
However it turned out to be an issue with a fridge in his store which he went to repair earlier than dashing off to a mates’ backyard social gathering final Saturday.
“I replied, ‘nothing a lot, I simply gained one million quid on a scratchcard,’ after which the social gathering actually acquired beneath manner!”
Shawn mentioned he’ll share the cash along with his household, purchase himself a Vary Rover and go on an enormous vacation.
He added: “I’ll give just a little one thing to my mum, dad and three brothers.”