By Chris Parsons
Updated: 09:59 BST, 7 Walk 2012
A great-grandfather who concedes he scarcely ever bets has scooped a Â£3.5m lottery big stake – with as it were the tenth ticket he has ever bought.
George Keates, 77, landed the Â£3,507,769 prize after saying he ‘dosn’t bet at all’.
The fortunate pensioner, who has four sons, nine grandchildren what’s more, a great-granddaughter, said he had as it were chosen to play the Fortunate Plunge numbers since there was a Â£7 million rollover.
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Got lucky: Retired person George Keates, imagined with his spouse Beryl, scooped Â£3.5m after purchasing a lottery ticket for just the tenth time
All smiles: George what’s more, Beryl Keates design to travel to Australia once they have come to terms with their tremendous lottery win
Mr Keates, from Southport, Merseyside, won the seven-figure big stake after he purchased as it were his 10th ever National Lottery ticket for the draw on February 29.
Mr Keates, who has been hitched to spouse Beryl for 57 years, said that at the point when he figured it out he had won the day after the draw he kept his cool.
He said: ‘I hurried into the lobby what’s more, told her (Mrs Keates) that I had won the lottery what’s more, she was in a state of collapse. She was on the stairs lying down what’s more, with her blood weight I was telling her to take profound breaths what’s more, quiet down.’
‘I donâ€™t do it (the lottery), I donâ€™t bet at all. Beryl is a gambler, each time she goes to the races she does 10 horses.’
Toasting the win: George what’s more, Beryl responded to the win by saying they didn’t think ‘things like this happened to individuals like us’
Splashing out: Mr Keates said once he has returned from Australia he plans to spend part of his rewards on a new car
Mr what’s more, Mrs Keates, who are both retired, said they had never had much cash as Mr Keates had been made repetitive from three unique occupations over the years.
Now they design to fly ‘first class’ to visit their companion Pat Ellis in Perth, Australia.
Mrs Keates, 74, said: ‘We have been over three times to Australia. She came over to see us what’s more, she had a stroke so they took her back on a plane. I have not seen her for a maybe a couple years.
‘We didnâ€™t think things like this happened to individuals like us.’
The resigned healing facility laborer clarified that she plays the lottery each week, be that as it may added: ‘Iâ€™m not fortunate like him.’
Despite their tremendous win, the couple said they have no plans to clear out Southport, where they have lived all their lives
Just the day some time recently her spouse struck gold, Mrs Keates was riding a taxi past the lottery prize office in Liverpool after a visit to Aintree racecourse what’s more, the driver said to her: ‘Thatâ€™s where you will be going at the point when you win the lottery.’
Aside from the travel to Australia, Mr Keates is too arranging to purchase a Toyota Avensis car, which he says he has as of now been to have a look at.
But he conceded being a technophobe what’s more, says he fears he may have inconvenience with the satnav system.
Mr Keates said today he will proceed to play the lottery after his stroke of luck.
Despite jet-setting off to the other side of the world, he what’s more, his spouse have no plans to clear out Southport, where they have lived all their lives.
The winning numbers were 13, 14, 29, 41, 46 what’s more, 49.Â
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