Waking up in the middle of the night because of the heat isn’t a pleasant feeling, unless your name is James O’Donnell. This fortunate man couldn’t sleep because it was too hot in his room, and decided to check his Euromillions ticket. O’Donnell immediately stopped worrying about the heat after discovering he’s about to receive £1.000.000.
Derby resident started playing the lottery in hopes of winning enough money to buy a meal every once in a while. He was overjoyed after finding out one of his tickets was worth £13 a few months ago, so imagine his excitement after realizing he was the proud owner of an Euromillions ticket worth £1.000.000.
“I was going to wait until the morning but curiosity got the better of me, so I picked up my phone and it said ‘Congratulations, you have won £1.000.000 on the Euromillions Millionaire Maker.’ The next ten minutes is a black out, a lot of sitting very still and staring at my phone, counting the zeros,” recalled O’Donnell.
Considerate boyfriend waited until the morning to share the news with his partner Victoria Hunter-Woods. She had an early shift as a teaching assistant at the Derby Moor School the next day, so he didn’t want to wake her up. O’Donnell passed her the phone while she was getting ready for work and said it would be best if she sat down.
“I had no idea James had been playing the lottery so when he passed me his phone I was confused. It was completely mental. We’ll be able to give the kids things we couldn’t afford before and go on holiday without scrimping and saving beforehand,” said Hunter-Woods.
Her partner is currently thinking about leaving work and he already started looking for a new car and a council house they could buy. The couple is also thinking of going on a few holidays and buying a property in Spain.