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No Benefits for Jackpot Winner

Last Updated: Wednesday 5th August 2009, 14:24 pm

Lottery Fund Irishman Seamus Duffy was feeling quite down in the dumps last Saturday after spending most of the evening filling in forms for sickness benefit. After filling them in he found he couldn’t sleep and at around 2am decided to check his lotto tickets to find he was a jackpot winner to the tune of £4.5 million!

After waking his fiancé and asking her to check the lucky dip numbers again he ripped up his benefit forms and his mood had been jubilant ever since.

Mr Duffy had to give up his job as a building site digger driver last year due to arthritis and it’s been a tough time ever since. He is thankful to the people who have supported him during this difficult time in his life and now thankful that he will be able to repay their kindness.

His problems have meant that he has had to move to a rented house and is now looking forward to house-hunting with his partner when all the fuss has died down. He’s also looking forward to replacing his old banger with a top-of-the-range Range Rover.

The thing he is looking forward to most is tearing up his sickness benefit forms now that he doesn’t need them. His illness was apparent when he collected his cardboard National Lottery check and struggled to hold it above his shoulders for photographers at a press conference where he picked up his win after matching all six numbers on his lottery ticket.

It’s a great day for the gentleman who never imagined winning such a huge amount of money, money he intends to use to help the people who have stuck by him through thick and thin during a very difficult time in his life.

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