I scooped Postcode Lottery prize – I hung up when they called me but ended up winning double the money of my neighbours | The Sun
A DAD who won £400,000 on the People's Postcode Lottery has revealed how he first hung up on the life-changing call.
Sean Edwards, 51, and three of his neighbours landed their share of £1million – with the plumber actually scoring double what the others did.
But, he unknowingly delayed his excitement as he was busy at a Game of Thrones star's house when he first picked up the phone.
Sean said: "I was in an attic that belongs to the actor Jerome Flynn when I got the phone call.
"I was a little bit busy and told them I didn't have time to take the call and asked them to ring me back."
The dad-of-two said it wasn't until a pal called and said that the lottery camera crew was on his Pembrokeshire, Wales street that he realised who had called him.
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And while every ticket was worth £200,000, Sean had bought two and was happy to hear he had doubled his winnings.
Sean, who is now celebrating with fiancée Caroline, said: "I was back up at Jerome's this morning when a friend of mine messaged me and asked if I knew the Postcode Lottery camera crew were on the street.
"I phoned Caroline and she said they were, so I came straight home."
When he accepted the cheque Sean said he was "gobsmacked" by the winnings.
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He then quickly turned to Caroline and said: "We're going to get married now."
Sean said he's now going to give up plumbing to pursue another career – running a therapy farm.
The 51-year-old continued: "I've been a self-employed plumber for 18 years and I've been saying for a long time that I could give it up tomorrow.
"I've also been farming and doing more of that than plumbing. I would genuinely give it up tomorrow. To be honest, I think we may now."
He added: "This is life-changing for us and our family. I'm still in shock. This will change a lot of lives."
Caroline added: "The farm would be for children and adults who struggle with mental health or people with mobility issues.
"We want people to be able to come to us to feed the animals and experience the farming side of things."
One of Sean's neighbours also opened up about the win – and how she kept it a secret from her husband.
Maria Perkins, 55, was overwhelmed when she discovered the eye-watering win.
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