Fifteen years of good fortune for Lottery winner

Rugby fan Simon will receive £250,000 every year for the next 15 years. Credit: National Lottery

A Warrington man is celebrating 15 years of good fortune today after scooping the top prize on a National Lottery Scratchcard.

Simon Rustage, 47, will receive £250,000 every year for the next 15 years – but says despite this he still plans to continue working as a stock handler.

He has, however, already started to draw up his shopping list and says a new car and a season ticket for Warrington Wolves – his favourite Rugby League team - are top priorities.

Simon bought his winning £10 Mega Rich scratchcard from the Bridge Lane Store in Appleton, Warrington, on his way home from visiting his father at the weekend.

It was a day later when Simon called Camelot that he discovered he hadn’t just won £250,000 – he had in fact won £250,000 every year for the next 15 years.

Simon celebrates his win. Credit: PA

This is the second piece of National Lottery luck to strike at Simon’s workplace, Norbert Dentressangle, in Warrington, this year.

In January a syndicate of workers and former workers scooped a £1.7m Lotto Jackpot.