11:02am Thursday 31st January 2013
A CAERPHILLY man who has become a lottery millionaire says he will buy his mum a new kitchen with his winning.
Bowls-playing Alun Jones, 27, from Caerphilly is a regular at Llanbradach Bowling club and was unvelied this morning as the latest lotttery millionaire after winning a staggering £1,135,578 Lotto jackpot.
Alun won his jackpot prize via a lucky dip ticket bought online in the draw on Wednesday 16 January.
The lucky winner, who lives in Caerphilly with his parents, dad Raymond, 59 and mum Portland, 51 plans to use some of his jackpot to buy a brand-new kitchen for his mum.
After discovering he had won the life-changing sum last Friday (18 January) Alun decided to leave his job as a Health and Safety administrator at a local firm in Nantgarw to have some time to think about his future.
Alun said: “I couldn’t believe it when I checked my emails on the Friday after being stuck in with all the snow. It certainly cheered me up when I saw the winning amount appear on the screen.
“When I told my parents I’d won my mum burst into tears, but my dad took a little more convincing as he knows I’m a bit of a joker!”
Apart from treating his parents, Alun is also looking to buy a car so he doesn’t have to borrow his mum’s Peugeot 206 to get around.
“The money will mean I can get a bit more independence including a new car, I’ve always quite fancied a Mercedes! I’m also hoping I can start to look for a new house without worrying about struggling to pay a mortgage.”
Sports-fanatic Alun - a Bolton Wanderers supporter - celebrated his win with his friends and bowls team at the Llandbradach Bowling Club, where he has been playing in the league every Saturday for the past year.
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