Scot scoops £10 million lottery win

A FATHER-of-two from Forfar has been named as Scotland's latest lottery millionaire.

Jake Bowman scooped £10,317,199, on Saturday night’s draw, Lottery chiefs have said.

The 59-year-old’s life changing win was announced at Mar Hall, in Bishopton on Thursday.

Word of his good fortune had already in the Angus town he calls home on Sunday night, when he told friends he’d won the single-ticket jackpot.

One pub regular said: “At first we thought it was a joke, but the more we hear the more we think it’s true. He’s a nice man so good luck to him if he’s done it."

Is is understood Mr Bowman has since left his job with local firm Ramsay Ladders, with staff saying they don't expect to see him again.

Mr Bowman has two grown-up daughters, 26-year-old daughter Emma and Lisa, 28, and has been married twice.

Jake’s close relatives knew about the huge windfall but had been briefed to remain tightlipped until he decided what to do.

His 82-year-old sister, Elizabeth Craig, from Forfar, said: “I hope he has won because I’d like a handout. If it’s true it will come out eventually. I don’t know what he’s decided to do.

"If it happened this weekend, it’s kind of early to think about things like that.”

One town newsagent said the town was buzzing with news of the possible jackpot winner.

Adrian White of Richardson’s on West High Street said Jake was a regular customer in the shop, to buy both lucky dip and syndicate lottery tickets.

He said: “I’ve no idea if the rumours are correct but everyone has been talking about it. We wouldn’t be told by the lottery if we had sold the winning ticket.”



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