Simon Rustage bought the winning scratchcard at a shop in Warrington
He was thrilled to find he had won big prize on the Mega Rich Scratchcard
Father-of-four then learned he would receive the sum annually for 15 years
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A shift worker in a warehouse tonight vowed to carry on doing his job despite winning a £250,000 ‘salary’ on a lottery scratchcard – for the next 15 years.
Simon Rustage, 47, won the top prize after buying a £10 ‘Mega Rich’ scratchcard at his local shop in Warrington, Cheshire.
But it wasn’t until the next day when he rang the National Lottery to confirm his windfall that the father-of-four realised he would receive the cash prize every year until he is 62.
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Big win: Simon Rustage, the winner of a £250,000 lottery scratchcard jackpot, was left in shock when he discovered he will be handed the same amount again every year, up to and including 2028 +7
Big win: Simon Rustage, the winner of a £250,000 lottery scratchcard jackpot, was left in shock when he discovered he will be handed the same amount again every year, up to and including 2028
He is only the second person to win the £250,000 annuity prize, but the first to go public about his good fortune, since the ‘Mega Rich’ scratchcard was launched in July last year.