A Glasgow man who just lately scooped a £1 million win on the nationwide lottery has mentioned he owes his win to his late mum’s recommendation.
Robert Cameron, 53, initially purchased a ticket on Friday, July 29, at his native ASDA retailer in Maryhill. After checking, he realised he had gained £3.70, and determined to take his late mum’s recommendation to at all times re-invest winnings.
Robert had nearly forgotten to go and purchase what ended up being a really fortunate ticket, however determined to nip in to the store and take a look at his luck once more after his son known as asking for a elevate.
“I’ve performed the Nationwide Lottery because it started however hadn’t purchased a ticket for a yr or so. I at all times thought it will by no means occur to me however once I handed the counter, I considered the latest EuroMillions jackpot winner from the UK.
“I by no means usually carry money however, as destiny would have it, I had £4 of change in my pocket so I assumed I’d attempt my luck for the draw that night time.
“After I checked my ticket the following day, I had gained £3.70. I had a little bit of a chuckle to myself considering that’s all I’d ever win however my mum at all times used to say, ‘a win results in a win’.
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“She at all times informed us when you win one thing, take it and put it into one thing else so I made a decision I’d comply with her recommendation and use my winnings to purchase two Fortunate Dips for that night time’s Lotto draw.”
However after a busy day trip, Robert acquired again residence and put his toes up solely to understand he had forgotten to purchase his tickets.
“I’d simply acquired settled in for the night time once I remembered I hadn’t gone to the store for the tickets. Then I acquired a name from my youngest son asking if I’d go and decide him up.
“I made a decision seeing as I used to be heading again out once more anyway, I’ll as properly nip into Asda and get the Fortunate Dips. And I’m so glad I did!”
Being ‘dad’s taxi’ paid off for father of 5 Robert when he checked the tickets the following morning.
“I simply went about my traditional routine – fed the fish, acquired a cup of tea after which thought I higher test these tickets. I at all times test on the app and naturally the identical congratulations message popped up because the day earlier than with my £3.70 win.
“I anticipated to see one thing comparable and once I checked out first, I assumed it mentioned £1,000. I used to be nonetheless half asleep, so I regarded once more and thought ‘no it’s £100,000’. It took a 3rd search for me to understand I used to be a millionaire.
“I even Googled the successful numbers to double test.”
After waking up correctly, Robert known as the Nationwide Lottery Line to confirm his win.
He added: “The girl I spoke to was pretty, however I needed to wait a minute or so whereas she checked all the pieces out. It was the longest minute! Listening to her say these phrases – that I had really gained £1,000,000 – was so surreal.”
The primary individual Robert informed was his youngest son, however the teenager did not imagine his dad at first.
Robert mentioned: “I’ve an amazing relationship with my 4 sons, however I’m at all times joking with them so once I informed my youngest he didn’t imagine me at first. It took me half an hour to persuade him it was actual. I couldn’t fairly imagine it myself.
“I feel I’m nonetheless in shock.
“I used to be then fearful about retaining the ticket secure and ensuring I didn’t lose it, so I put it inside an image body behind the picture. I didn’t even wish to go away the home with the ticket nonetheless sitting there!
“I wish to be considerate with how I exploit the cash and do issues that will probably be good for my household. I’m so grateful I adopted my mum’s recommendation – I really feel like my luck was due to her trying down on me.”
A brand new residence and automotive will probably be on the checklist of purchases for Robert, who has at all times needed a Vary Rover, in addition to a household vacation.
Providing recommendation to everybody considering of shopping for a ticket, he mentioned: ““I would like folks to know that anybody can win the Nationwide Lottery. You simply want to purchase a ticket and hope that the celebrities align like they did for me.
“I by no means thought it may occur to an unusual individual like me and it did.”