Man wins £215,000 on lotto - because he got son's birthday wrong!

Published Monday, Oct 13 2014, 19:40 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
One lucky man has ended up £215,000 richer - all because he couldn't remember his son's birthday!

Murray McKenzie picked his EuroMillions numbers using family birthdays two years ago - but he'd put his son Thomas' down as the 13th, when it is actually 12th!

Lottery tickets

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Despite realising his blunder, the cabbie decided to stick with it - and it turned out to be the right thing to do when he scooped the huge lotto prize!

The 63-year-old was quoted in the Daily Mirror, saying: "It turns out I was right and it was lucky number 13."

Murray, who lives with wife Pat in Linton, Cambridgeshire, added: "Getting your children's birthdays wrong is a dad thing. I did have to apologise to Thomas but I think he's been able to forgive me."

We reckon we would too!

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