Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lottery Dough went into a Sandwich Shop

Last year Amanda Ruddock got busy scratching a UK National Lottery scratchcard and scooped a £1 million prize. This year she and her husband Carl are busy scooping up sandwich fillings because rather than blow the winnings on a luxury lifestyle they decided to invest in a sandwich shop.

In a recent interview with The Press The Huntington couple said they felt it was important to set an example for their four children.

"We want to show our children that you still have to earn money," Carl explained.

Prior to their unexpected influx of lottery cash, Amanda worked as cleaner while Carl busied himself driving forklift trucks at the Nestle chocolate factory in York. Working side by side at Albert's Butties, on York's Monkton Road, the couple gets to see a lot more of each other these days, but admit they get stressed from time to time because their money worries are far from being over.

"It's a big responsibility to be in charge of that much money and to try to make it last you for the rest of your life," Amanda said.

Not all lottery winners succeed in making their lottery winnings last the rest of their lives.

In 2002, bin man Michael Carroll picked up a sizeable amount of cash when he won £9.7 million playing the National Lottery.  By 2006 Carroll was already rumored to be broke and recently had a brief spell living in a hostel for the homeless after he lost his job packing boxes in a Scottish biscuit factory.