EuroMillions lottery winner to treat friends

John Kingsman, 77, won £154,144 on the EuroMillions draw

John Kingsman, 77, won £154,144 on the EuroMillions draw

First published in News
Last updated
by

A retired greengrocer and keen golfer is celebrating after winning more than £150,000 on the EuroMillions lottery.

John Kingsman, 77, won £154,144.50 from the EuroMillions draw on June 20.

Mr Kingsman didn’t discover he had won the money until he checked his tickets two days after the draw.

He said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw I had the five main numbers and one of the Lucky Star Numbers. I was shaking from head-to-toe.

“I had to get my neighbour to check it with me to make sure I had got it right.

Mr Kingsman, of Aldwick near Bognor, made his regular Sunday morning trip to Sainsbury’s with his winning ticket but he said he was disappointed to discover he was unable to collect the money He said: “I showed the ticket to the chap behind the counter and he said he couldn’t pay it out to me as it was over £500.”

Mr Kingsman’s winnings were later confirmed by Camelot at £154,144.50. However, Mr Kingsman has no plans on giving up his job at Wholesales and Catering Supplies in Winchester, where he revealed his main task is making tea.

He said: “I still go into the office to take phone orders but I mostly make tea, making me probably the oldest tea boy in the country.

“I would be bored if I was just in my flat every day, although now I’ve won this money I plan to spend more time on the golf course.”

Mr Kingsman was a keen golfer in his early years, playing off a ten handicap, but was forced to give up playing the game for a time last year due to ill health.

With no immediate family, Mr Kingsman plans on treating many of his close friends with meals out and time on the golf course.

He is also planning on upgrading his Ford Fiesta and Mr Kingsman his eyes firmly set on a Range Rover.

Comments (6)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

8:17am Wed 2 Jul 14

tykemison says...

Cue, old lost friends getting"back in touch", oh, I nearly forgot, congratulations! !!
Cue, old lost friends getting"back in touch", oh, I nearly forgot, congratulations! !! tykemison
  • Score: 5

8:31am Wed 2 Jul 14

gazzamagoo says...

For matching all 5 numbers and one lucky star I'd expect a bit more than that!
For matching all 5 numbers and one lucky star I'd expect a bit more than that! gazzamagoo
  • Score: 1

9:46am Wed 2 Jul 14

SussexInfidel01 says...

Congratulations!
Congratulations! SussexInfidel01
  • Score: 3

9:46am Wed 2 Jul 14

NickBrt says...

I was about to suck up to him but that win isn't enough, sorry.
I was about to suck up to him but that win isn't enough, sorry. NickBrt
  • Score: -1

10:00am Wed 2 Jul 14

Patsyr says...

How lovely, enough to enjoy but not too much and create a problem.

He sounds like a nice man I am sure he and his friend will enjoy a few treats.

I hope he really enjoys his win, and I fee he will.
How lovely, enough to enjoy but not too much and create a problem. He sounds like a nice man I am sure he and his friend will enjoy a few treats. I hope he really enjoys his win, and I fee he will. Patsyr
  • Score: 2

4:02pm Wed 2 Jul 14

lotto_hopeful says...

Many congratulations to the lucky John Kingsman. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.
Many congratulations to the lucky John Kingsman. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself. lotto_hopeful
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree