A great-grandfather from Truro has hit the lottery jackpot, winning £13.5 million in last week's Lotto Rollover.
Three different people told Peter Congdon, 67, it was his lucky day after he won a few pounds on scratchcards three days in a row. When he got lucky on the Rollover his first thought was that he had won £25, before double checking with his daughter that it was the magic six.
“When she agreed with me, I came home and put my ticket in a book in the kitchen and made myself a cup of tea. Needless to say, I didn’t get much sleep that night.”
Mr Congdon, a widower, is a father-of-three, grandfather-of-ten and great-grandfather-of-one in a close-knit family who all live nearby. He says he'll be treating himself and his children to new cars, but this year's family holiday won't be changing - they'll be going to Butlin's, as they have for 40 years.
Mr Congdon is the latest winner from the region, joining recent winners Jenn Burston from Exeter who won £3 million at Christmas, and a syndicate group from Plymouth who won last summer.
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