£1m win­ner still turned up for work af­ter news

Evening Times - - THE WORLD TODAY -

A SIN­GLE fa­ther and chef who won £1mil­lion on an on­line scratch­card said the win will change his life com­pletely - but he still turned up for his Christ­mas shift at work.

Didzis Pi­rags, 36, was on his lunch break at the Hun­gry Horse pub in Broughton, Pre­ston, Lan­cashire, on Satur­day when he de­cided to spend the £6.50 he had left in his Na­tional Lottery on­line ac­count.

The Lat­vian-born kitchen man­ager, who has a five-year-old son, was in the flat where he lives above the pub when he started to play the Merry Millions In­stant Win Game on­line.

He has bought a Bar­ratt homes fourbed­room house for £280,000 with his win­nings and said he wants to let the win “soak in” be­fore he de­cides what else to spend the money on.

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