Lotto millionaire goes back to serving burgers at McDonalds

June 1st, 2008 - 8:34 pm ICT by admin  

London, June 1 (ANI): The man who scooped 1.3 million pounds Lotto jackpot nearly two years ago has gone back to work at McDonald’s - because he missed his workmates.

Millionaire Luke Pittard, nicknamed McMillion by workmates, won 1,369,847pounds and hasn’t cashed his pay cheque since his return.

“It’s not for the money. Earning 5.85 pounds an hour doesn’t bother me. But I needed to start doing things, the Mirror quoted Luke, as saying.

“You can only go shopping a certain number of times before you start seeing the same things. It was getting boring and repetitive and I put on a stone in weight. I was eating constantly.

“I enjoy going to work. It’s better than staying at home all day. All my mates work here. People don’t tell me what to do and when it’s busy I don’t get stressed any more. It’s like I’ve never been away.

“I carried on working for six weeks after winning the lottery but it was impossible because the customers wanted to know why I was still here.

“One of the girls used to ask everyone, ‘Do you know who you’re being served by? He earns more than this McDonald’s’.

“It was a laugh but I had to take a break. Since I came back, I’ve had a different job, taking deliveries. Now I’m back serving customers. You soon fall back into it - sad, isn’t it!” he added.

Luke, who has a three-year-old daughter Chloe with wife Emma, went on: “I used to walk to work all the time but now I get a taxi there and back. I sometimes get a bus home if I can be bothered but usually when I finish work I’m too tired.”

Before striking it rich on the lottery, Luke and Emma, who worked at the same McDonald’s branch, were so hard up they couldn’t live together.

With Emma earning 13,000 pounds a year and Luke bringing in 11,000pounds, they could not afford the 800 pounds-a-month rent on their home.

So Emma took Chloe to live with her parents while Luke moved back home with his mum. The couple only spent weekends together. After the win, they splashed out 30,000 pounds on their wedding at Cardiff’s Hilton Hotel, paying for 20 guests to wear cream suits at the ceremony. (ANI)

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