TEENAGER Sam Lawton is an extremely lucky sud after scooping £120,000 on his first ever go at the lottery — playing on his phone in the bath.
The dad-of-one, 19, won £10,000 a month for a year on the National Lottery’s Set For Life after matching five numbers.
He had decided to ‘have a punt’ after hearing earlier this month about Dean Weymes, 24, of Peterborough, scooping the £3.6million top prize.
The data analyst, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, said: ‘I was in the bath and just thought that I’d have a go. I downloaded the National Lottery app, put a tenner in my account and then played a lucky dip.’
After his bath, he went downstairs to girlfriend Connie, 20 — mother of their one-year-old son Noah — and a message appeared on his phone saying he’d won the second prize. Sam said: ‘Having never played before, I asked Connie to take a look. But she hadn’t played before either so we called her brother Craig. He said, “on my way, don’t move”, and within five minutes he was at our front door. We checked the tickets and sat there in disbelief.’
Sam and Connie, an HR worker, are now set to fly to New York for a holiday of a lifetime.
A deposit for a home is also high on their bucket list and a BMW car — once Sam passes his test.
He added: ‘Everything seems quite unreal — it is still sinking in.’