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Christmas Lottery Present for Farm Worker

FARM WORKER Albert McIntyre's Christmas wishes came true when he scooped nearly quarter of a million pounds in Friday night's National Lottery draw.

Albert, who works rearing pheasants on Genoch Mains Farm, Dunragit, matched five numbers plus the bonus ball to the Christmas Eve Lotto draw - securing him a cool £228,547.

But the 59-year-old took it all in his stride and even turned up for work, as always, on Christmas Day.

This week as Albert awaited final confirmation of his win from Lottery organisers Camelot, he admitted to the Free Press that he didn't even realise he had won anything until he reached his work on Christmas morning.

"I never checked the numbers until Saturday morning when I was on my way to work and even then it never really sunk in for two or three hours - in fact it still hasn't sunk in yet," he said.

"To be honest I'm neither up nor down about it - I've still got my work to do and that is what's most important."

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