Winning the lottery would change most people. In fact, I’ve seen how some of you act over a N2000 win with Baba Ijebu! Before even reading the story, I knew for a FACT that this man is not Nigerian!
A plumber who won £14million on the lottery was yesterday back at work fixing toilets and unclogging drains- just two days after getting his whopping cheque.
John Doherty, 52, said he didn’t want to let down his loyal customers and would be bored sat at home.
I kind of understand this. I have always said that if I were to win the lottery, I would insist on complete anonymity. Of course, sooner or later, your family will know that “levels don change” as you trade your keke napep in for a Bentley. But it’s not the same as having your picture and name blasted all over the papers. You won’t even be able to go down to your local KFC without someone begging you for spare one million pounds.
Winning the lottery is a double-edged sword, no doubt about it!
According to the Daily Mail, the father-of-two scooped £14,671,343 with wife Alison, 50. The beaming couple were unveiled on Tuesday as the latest lotto jackpot winners.
The amazingly down-to-earth plumber says:
I really enjoy my work – I’ve been doing it a long time. I want to stay grounded. I’ve got a lot of loyal customers and I don’t want to let them down. I’m doing stuff that was arranged before all this happened.
You’d be bored not working. So I’m just carrying on. My customers are older people and they’ve treated me just the same after the win which is what I want.
I’m just back off two holidays so I definitely don’t think I should be sitting on a beach. I will treat myself – but once it’s all settled down a bit.
I’ll probably slow down a wee bit…I’d like to go four days a week…but I still want to keep doing it because it’s mine. If I was working for someone else I’d be away!
And there you have it. Sometimes, a passion – especially a self-built passion – is more than just the money.
Good on him! I really hope he gets to enjoy his new-found wealth and gets to put his feet up a bit! Congratulations!
PS. Please God, give me the chance to show you how humble I will be after winning £14million. Amen.
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