South York friends share Lotto win

U.K -A Lotto winner flew off on holiday to Jersey completely unaware that the Lotto ticket he left back at his home was a winner and worth just over £2million.

Tyre repairer Wally Jinks, 51, spent a week in Jersey with his wife but when he returned did not check the ticket for another four days.

Mr Jinks, who shared the £2,033,705 prize with his friend Alan Stringer, 50, told the Daily Mirror,  “It was funny, we were in Jersey, and people were saying you have to be a millionaire to live here, and I was one but didn’t know!”

He and electrician Alan, both of Edenthorpe, South York, said they have no plans to retire from their jobs just yet.

Wally said that he will buy a new caravan while Alan, who lives with partner Julie Brown, will buy a car.

Their winning ticket matched all six numbers on the Lotto on June 19. The lucky numbers drawn were 34, 37, 39, 41, 42, 47.



Published: July 8, 2010

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