A golf fan from Laurencekirk, teed up a six-figure EuroMillions win after purchasing a Lucky Dip ticket on the spur of the moment.
Brian Warrender scooped £136,065.80 when he matched five numbers and a Lucky Star on the EuroMillions draw on May 27.
The 55-year-old, who runs his own plumbing and heating firm, plays the National Lottery Lotto game regularly, but a poster for the EuroMillions rollover caught his eye when he popped into a Co-op store for a bottle of water on the way to a job.
Brian said: “I don’t play EuroMillions regularly but when I saw the poster I thought I should take a chance and bought a couple of Lucky Dip tickets.
‘‘I checked the numbers on TV on Wednesday morning - I didn’t have my glasses on and at first I thought the 26 was a 28. I was over the moon when I realised it was actually a 26 - my number.
“The first thing I did was let my family know; they were excited to hear the news that they had a lottery winner in their midst!”
A keen golfer, Brian is resisting the urge to splash out just yet: “I play club golf most weekends so the win will allow me to indulge in my hobby a little, however the main thing I will be doing with my win is putting it towards buying a house.
“I use my own numbers when playing Lotto but I’m glad I took a chance playing Lucky Dip numbers for EuroMillions. I’ll definitely keep playing.”