Man splits £7 million lottery win with friend!

Published Wednesday, Aug 13 2014, 16:21 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
We'd all lend a desperate friend a few quid – but one man has been particularly generous after hitting the big bucks!

Willie Sibbald, 48, from Edinburgh won an incredible £7,084,472 on a lucky dip and decided to honour a pact he made with his friend and co-worker of 17 years, Rab Layden, by splitting his winnings with him.

Willie Sibbald, split lottery win with friend

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The pair celebrated with a pint!

The pair always said that if either ever won the lottery they'd share the winnings - we bet they never actually expected to win!

But the painter and decorator kept his word and has made his 57-year-old pal a millionaire. What a generous guy!

Rab said: "He phoned me and said 'By the way I've got something to tell you, are you sitting down? I'm the guy that won the lottery.' I about collapsed."

The lucky lads quit their jobs and went for a celebratory pint.

Willie said: "I would like to learn to drive and then buy a car, maybe a Rolls-Royce."

We don't blame you, Willie!

By Georgina Monger