A city councillor, who over the years has raised thousands of pounds for his local community in Truro, Cornwall, has had the tables turned on him after he was on the receiving end of a cash windfall himself. What a windfall it was too, for Peter Congdon won £13.5 million in a lottery rollover. The 67 year old grandfather could be forgiven for thinking his number was up as he had been on a three day winning streak courtesy of National Lottery scratchcards, but he clearly saved the best to last. The ticket he purchased at the Trelander Post Office in Truro won £13,538,113 exactly. As Mr Congdon says “It was definitely my lucky day.” For those who like to take note of winning combinations, the numbers that came in for him were 12,27,28,39,41 and… drumroll…48.
So what does the multi-millionaire intend to do with his winnings? Well the great grandfather plans to buy new cars for himself and his family (he has his eye on a Land Rover). He also intends to take his family on holiday to Minehead in Somerset. Mr Congdon said “we’ve been going to Butlin’s for 40 years so this year won’t be any different”. Sadly Mr Congdon lost his wife Rosemary in 2008 but thankfully he has three children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild to keep him company. If that is not enough to occupy him, there is always the Trelander estate community centre. Thanks to his fund raising efforts, Mr Congdon played a major role in its construction, and when he is not city councilloring he runs bingo sessions at the centre three times a week. Jump and Jive. Top of the shop.