A Scottish teenager who was told to clean up his bedroom by his mother found a winning lottery ticket hidden away in a drawer.
The 19-year-old's mother, Susan, had been pestering her son for weeks to sort out the mess in his bedroom before he finally agreed to do so.
While in the process of tidying up, he unearthed twelve old lottery tickets, two of which matched winning numbers. The first, a EuroMillions ticket, was worth £2.80 ($4.40) in winnings, but the other turned out to be worth a lot more – £53,000 ($84,000).
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the teenager said, "I am totally speechless [...] I was about to bin them but at the last minute I got this strange feeling that I should get them checked. Next time [my mum] nags me to tidy my room, I won't need telling twice."
Asked what he intended to do with his winnings, Ryan told the Scottish Daily Record, "I love being part of First Response. It’s a great charity and I’m planning on donating some cash to them. They do great work so I want to keep volunteering with them.” He also wants to help his brother, Sean, put a deposit on a car and treat his mum and dad to a holiday.