Lucky Bar Manager
A Bar manager, who says he isn’t much of a drinker, weird right? Celebrated a EuroMillions Mega Week draw win with a glass of water. Kevin Piper had won £1 million on UK Millionaire Maker and chose the cash option instead of a Hawaiian Adventure package for another £93,000! He later popped a bottle of champagne as he received his cheque at Ramside Hall in Durham.
When he discovered his huge win Kevin still made it into work as he “didn’t want to let anyone down.”
“I always buy my lottery tickets from the Spar in Durham and I always check them in the same shop. As the assistant put my ticket into the machine there was a strange noise which I hadn’t heard before. She just said to me I needed to call Camelot.
Trip to Thailand
The 55-year old single man says he had booked a trip to Thailand this month before he learned of the win. “I had booked a holiday as a treat to myself for working all over Christmas and New Year. I had been saving really hard for this holiday. But now all of my money worries have been taken away”.
Although he will not upgrade his plane ticket, he plans to check in to a better hotel. He plans to use his tow-week vacation to figure out what he wants to do with all that money. One thing this win allows him to do is get his hip problem treated without having to wait for a long time for the NHS. He says once he has his hip fixed he plans to return to playing golf.
When asked what he planned to do with the money, Kevin said: “I will just take my time – this is all so much to take in and it still doesn’t seem real. I think a new set of golf clubs and a new car will also feature high on the shopping list.