Great-grandad scoops £13.5m on Lotto - and celebrates at Butlins!

Published Wednesday, Jun 3 2015, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Grounded great-grandad Peter Congdon scooped £13.5 million on the lottery - and plans to celebrate with a family trip to Butlins!

The 67-year-old from Truro, Cornwall, hit the jackpot in last week's Lotto Quadruple Rollover draw, but has no plans to splash the cash on fast cars, five-star hotels or lavish trips abroad.

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Instead, the down to earth councillor wants to take 50 family members to his favourite holiday camp in Minehead, Somerset.

Widower Peter, who has three children, 10 grandchildren and one grandchild, says his win won't change him one bit. And when his numbers came up, instead of cracking open the bubbly, he celebrated with a cup of tea!

After he was handed his winning cheque, the former funeral director told The Mirror: "We've been going to Butlins for 40 years and this year won't be any different. I suppose I might need to consider paying for it all now."

Before his win, Peter spent £5 a day on the lottery and scratch cards, and had a feeling that one day he might hit the jackpot: "I bumped into someone while I was buying a scratch card and they told me to buy a lottery ticket, 'because if anyone is going to win that rollover, it's going to be you.'"

by Lucy Benyon

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