UK lottery winners thank cat for £1 million prize

UK lottery winners thank cat for £1 million prize

A UK couple who were given their claws on a £1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery prize thanked their puppy cat for the win.

Andrew and Paula Hancock thanked their cat Shortcake for their new-found fortune after purchasing the successful price tag at their native fuel station.

The couple, who run a catering trade in combination, had forgotten the cat’s dinner, so Andrew went to the shop to pick out up some grub for the hungry pussycat.

Turns out forgetful Andrew bought a Monopoly Millionaire Scratchcard as a substitute, and within the pleasure once more forgot to pick out up cat meals for the six-year-old ginger cat — so the puppy ended up consuming ham later that night.

Andrew, 46, and Paula, 43, who are living close to Mansfield, Notts, now plan on taking part in some day without work with a holiday to Australia and different journeys in a foreign country.

But to this point, the one acquire they have got made is a brand new telephone for their 12-year-old son Xavier.

Asked if the affectionate puppy “Shorty” had introduced them a lot success ahead of, Andrew mentioned, “Not particularly. He’s just a normal cat.”

The couple additionally added that the pussycat “does like a fight”, joking that he “keeps everybody up at night”.

However, Andrew mentioned he would now “absolutely” be getting an improve on his cat meals after touchdown the couple a coveted spot within the millionaire’s membership, following the scratch-off win on July 24.

Shortcake looked to be taking the entirety in his stride as he used to be photographed all through a press name at The Pumping House, in Ollerton, on Tuesday.

“We’d had about a 10-12-hour shift and on the way home I said ‘I’m going to nip home, and on the way I’ll get some food for tea for tonight and I’ll get some cat food’,” Andrew mentioned. “I got back home and I’d forgotten the cat food.”

Andrew persisted: “So I went into the petrol station, stuffed up, were given a scratchcard and went again to the auto and scratched it within the automotive — and nonetheless did not get the cat meals.

“So I scratched the cardboard and I am having a look on the card, in disbelief. So I assumed, I will get immediately house and move out for the cat meals and get that afterward.”

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Updated: August 13, 2019 — 6:50 pm

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