I popped out for a pint of milk and won £100k!

Echo: Cheers! Sonny Williamson, from Canvey, celebrates his £100,000 scratchcard win...and is now planning to splash out on a holiday Cheers! Sonny Williamson, from Canvey, celebrates his £100,000 scratchcard win...and is now planning to splash out on a holiday

AN UNEMPLOYED man is celebrating a £100,000 scratchcard win – after popping out for a pint of milk.

Sonny Williamson, 29, from Canvey, is looking forward to returning to college to train as a plumber or electrician after his surprise National Lottery win.

He bought the Rainbow 2014 Scratchcard from the Texaco garage, in Somnes Avenue, for £1, so he could get some change to pay his mum back for some late-night snacks.

He had gone along to the petrol station with her because she needed a pint of milk.

Mr Williamson, who lives with his parents and girlfriend, said: “I started to scratch the numbers off in the car and when I had two £100,000 signs in a row I initially mistook it for £100, which would have been nice in itself. When I scratched off the third, I couldn’t believe it. I think I went into shock.

“I got mum to check it for me and then woke up my girlfriend when I got home for her to check it, too. It wasn’t really until I spoke to the National Lottery that I began to believe it.

“I actually started to shake when I saw my bank balance on the cash machine. It really was like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

“I’ve had a challenging few months looking for a new job, but my family have been there for me throughout, so my first priority will be to treat my parents and my grandparents.”

He is also planning to splash out on a holiday to Mexico with his beloved girlfriend, and wants to join the gym – a luxury he could not afford before.

Mr Williamson wants to put some of the money towards his own house.

He added: “I used to play a lot of football, but I’m not very fit now, so I’m going to join a gym.

“All in all, this money will help me get my life back on track to where I want it to be and hopefully I’ll be able to set some money aside towards a house.

“I’ve bought a couple of bottles of expensive aftershave and I’ll be buying some new clothes too, but what I’d really like is to go on holiday.

“I went to Mexico seven years ago and loved it, so I’d like to take my girlfriend there as soon

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7:25am Tue 8 Jul 14

The King of Southend says...

Training for a trade sounds like a sensible move. I hope it works out for the chap.
Training for a trade sounds like a sensible move. I hope it works out for the chap. The King of Southend
  • Score: 81

7:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Good on you
Good on you CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 44

7:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Good on you
Good on you CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 20

7:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Good on you
Good on you CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 9

7:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Good on you
Good on you CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

7:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Good on you
Good on you CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 1

7:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

VeteranOfMany says...

Fantastic story, cheers everybody up.
Fantastic story, cheers everybody up. VeteranOfMany
  • Score: 29

8:10am Tue 8 Jul 14

rayleighrunner says...

Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble. rayleighrunner
  • Score: -65

8:20am Tue 8 Jul 14

Prolific Thief says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
What a complete idiot you sound. It was a £1 scratchcard. I don't think he was expecting to win £100,000 himself, nor did anybody come to that. Just because his on benefits don't make him an automatic scumbag. He can spend his income on what he wants. I say good luck to the guy.
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]What a complete idiot you sound. It was a £1 scratchcard. I don't think he was expecting to win £100,000 himself, nor did anybody come to that. Just because his on benefits don't make him an automatic scumbag. He can spend his income on what he wants. I say good luck to the guy. Prolific Thief
  • Score: 73

8:32am Tue 8 Jul 14

TheaWells says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
Here let me fix that for you:

"Sorry, green with envy here. He was unfortunate enough to lose his job and had to rely on JOB SEEKERS while looking for a job.
How come my wife and I are lucky enough to both have jobs and our own home, we're lucky enough to have two healthy children but sadly overspend so we now struggle with bills"
(probably unnecessary Sky TV, two cars and ADSL)
"mortgage, school trips (which are voluntary contributions) and I like to make people think I can't afford £1"
(bet you drink alcohol or smoke or have another vice though eh?)
"I tell you, wish I had that scratch card WAHHH WAHHH I want to go to Mexico with a girlfriend WAHHHW AHHH wish I had the chance to re-train and get out of this boring job I've had since I was 16"

Seriously, you're not a grumpy old sod... you're jealous, we all are! Who wouldn't want 100k to fall in their lap?

Stop judging this chap and get a hold of your own life and change that, cut back on unnecessary spends, save up for a holiday or evening courses and make your own happiness instead of p1ssing on everyone else's... oh and smile more! You are VERY lucky to have the life you do... some people would give anything to have a house, wife and children... count your blessings!
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]Here let me fix that for you: "Sorry, green with envy here. He was unfortunate enough to lose his job and had to rely on JOB SEEKERS while looking for a job. How come my wife and I are lucky enough to both have jobs and our own home, we're lucky enough to have two healthy children but sadly overspend so we now struggle with bills" (probably unnecessary Sky TV, two cars and ADSL) "mortgage, school trips (which are voluntary contributions) and I like to make people think I can't afford £1" (bet you drink alcohol or smoke or have another vice though eh?) "I tell you, wish I had that scratch card WAHHH WAHHH I want to go to Mexico with a girlfriend WAHHHW AHHH wish I had the chance to re-train and get out of this boring job I've had since I was 16" Seriously, you're not a grumpy old sod... you're jealous, we all are! Who wouldn't want 100k to fall in their lap? Stop judging this chap and get a hold of your own life and change that, cut back on unnecessary spends, save up for a holiday or evening courses and make your own happiness instead of p1ssing on everyone else's... oh and smile more! You are VERY lucky to have the life you do... some people would give anything to have a house, wife and children... count your blessings! TheaWells
  • Score: 103

9:00am Tue 8 Jul 14

GeneralGrb says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
I'm sure there is a little adjustment to your life that would allow you to buy one £1 scratchcard!!
The guy is unemployed having lost a job, so he has paid tax NI etc etc and just like you is entitled to JSA should you ever find your self unemployed. If you were would you consder yourself a scrounger?
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]I'm sure there is a little adjustment to your life that would allow you to buy one £1 scratchcard!! The guy is unemployed having lost a job, so he has paid tax NI etc etc and just like you is entitled to JSA should you ever find your self unemployed. If you were would you consder yourself a scrounger? GeneralGrb
  • Score: 37

9:03am Tue 8 Jul 14

myfamily says...

Good for you. My only advise, spend wisely and have fun
Good for you. My only advise, spend wisely and have fun myfamily
  • Score: 20

9:21am Tue 8 Jul 14

Nebs says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
Why don't you give up your job and let the lottery winner have it, then you can sign on and live the fantastic lifestyle that he has been living, while he will have to suffer going out to work and getting a pay packet each month.
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]Why don't you give up your job and let the lottery winner have it, then you can sign on and live the fantastic lifestyle that he has been living, while he will have to suffer going out to work and getting a pay packet each month. Nebs
  • Score: 27

9:40am Tue 8 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
To me you sound like you have won a life lottery already...2 good kids, own a home, 2 jobs, school trips, reckon they have a tablet each, computor at home, nice clothing and you have a car, maybe 2, certainly 2 smart phones, flat screen TV's, pets ,some pensions, something in the bank at least, family holiday, weekends together,and buy expensive running shoes, don't sound so bad really does it.
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]To me you sound like you have won a life lottery already...2 good kids, own a home, 2 jobs, school trips, reckon they have a tablet each, computor at home, nice clothing and you have a car, maybe 2, certainly 2 smart phones, flat screen TV's, pets ,some pensions, something in the bank at least, family holiday, weekends together,and buy expensive running shoes, don't sound so bad really does it. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 42

10:07am Tue 8 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
That is why you struggle, you have a bad attitude in life. What a complete and utter berk you are
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]That is why you struggle, you have a bad attitude in life. What a complete and utter berk you are Happy Chickie
  • Score: 23

10:08am Tue 8 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
Where does it say he was on benefits?
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits? Happy Chickie
  • Score: 5

10:08am Tue 8 Jul 14

rayleighrunner says...

at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't. rayleighrunner
  • Score: -43

10:19am Tue 8 Jul 14

anechoreader says...

Well done! However one piece of advice. Keep your feet on the ground as at your age £100,000 is not a lot of money and the most important thing is to ensure you have a regular monthly income. Invest it wisely and train to get a job without that the money will all be gone within 4 years. This win has given you an opportunity and some valuable extra time to train.
Well done! However one piece of advice. Keep your feet on the ground as at your age £100,000 is not a lot of money and the most important thing is to ensure you have a regular monthly income. Invest it wisely and train to get a job without that the money will all be gone within 4 years. This win has given you an opportunity and some valuable extra time to train. anechoreader
  • Score: 30

10:24am Tue 8 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
but can't afford a scratch card ? do us a favour mate.....
anyway hope this bloke keeps his feet on the ground, otherwise a 100 grand will be gone in a flash....
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]but can't afford a scratch card ? do us a favour mate..... anyway hope this bloke keeps his feet on the ground, otherwise a 100 grand will be gone in a flash.... pembury53
  • Score: 18

10:36am Tue 8 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
Guess he won't be needing them benefits now then, So every cloud...well you know the rest.
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]Guess he won't be needing them benefits now then, So every cloud...well you know the rest. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 10

10:39am Tue 8 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
It's a quid. Would you prefer to dictate what people spend their money on?
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]It's a quid. Would you prefer to dictate what people spend their money on? Happy Chickie
  • Score: 13

10:40am Tue 8 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 4

10:56am Tue 8 Jul 14

Rachie says...

Good luck to him! Nice to see some happy news sometimes.
Good luck to him! Nice to see some happy news sometimes. Rachie
  • Score: 17

12:08pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

Perhaps he wants to spend some money on chin reduction.
Perhaps he wants to spend some money on chin reduction. Maddogg
  • Score: -3

1:00pm Tue 8 Jul 14

lotto_hopeful says...

Many congratulations to the lucky Mr Williamson. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.
Many congratulations to the lucky Mr Williamson. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself. lotto_hopeful
  • Score: -8

1:09pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

lotto_hopeful wrote:
Many congratulations to the lucky Mr Williamson. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.
BORING!
[quote][p][bold]lotto_hopeful[/bold] wrote: Many congratulations to the lucky Mr Williamson. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.[/p][/quote]BORING! Maddogg
  • Score: 2

1:20pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Bigmama1 says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
Where does it say he was on benefits?
It says "unemployed".
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits?[/p][/quote]It says "unemployed". Bigmama1
  • Score: -2

1:22pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Bigmama1 says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.
It says "unemployed". Read the article properly!
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.[/p][/quote]It says "unemployed". Read the article properly! Bigmama1
  • Score: -3

1:59pm Tue 8 Jul 14

emcee says...

Bigmama1 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.
It says "unemployed". Read the article properly!
Correct, it does, indeed, say he is unemployed. However, many unemployed people do not claim, or are not entitled to, benefits for various reasons. Income from a working partner is a common situation.
I suggest you now, publicly, correct yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Bigmama1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.[/p][/quote]It says "unemployed". Read the article properly![/p][/quote]Correct, it does, indeed, say he is unemployed. However, many unemployed people do not claim, or are not entitled to, benefits for various reasons. Income from a working partner is a common situation. I suggest you now, publicly, correct yourself. emcee
  • Score: 18

2:16pm Tue 8 Jul 14

n-unknown says...

Bigmama1 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.
It says "unemployed". Read the article properly!
Typical keyboard warrior.

Maybe he was claiming benefits, maybe he was not. The article doesn't state either way.... Read the article properly!
[quote][p][bold]Bigmama1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.[/p][/quote]It says "unemployed". Read the article properly![/p][/quote]Typical keyboard warrior. Maybe he was claiming benefits, maybe he was not. The article doesn't state either way.... Read the article properly! n-unknown
  • Score: 9

4:10pm Tue 8 Jul 14

blahblahcanvey says...

My god, the Echo is on form today. Unlucky train commuters being beaten twice and now the comments section throwing up this bile at a lucky person.

You won't gain anything from hate, except for more hate. Have a little happiness for them and you'll feel good about your own situation.

To be fair, surely having two healthy children is worth more than any sum of money?
My god, the Echo is on form today. Unlucky train commuters being beaten twice and now the comments section throwing up this bile at a lucky person. You won't gain anything from hate, except for more hate. Have a little happiness for them and you'll feel good about your own situation. To be fair, surely having two healthy children is worth more than any sum of money? blahblahcanvey
  • Score: 10

4:21pm Tue 8 Jul 14

ducky18 says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
*scratchcard
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]*scratchcard ducky18
  • Score: 3

7:24pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

lotto_hopeful wrote:
Many congratulations to the lucky Mr Williamson. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.
i use a pen and tick my personal numbers on the entry slip from 1-49,no website needed.
[quote][p][bold]lotto_hopeful[/bold] wrote: Many congratulations to the lucky Mr Williamson. Wouldn't we all just love to pick up a similar jackpot! I don't know yet if this will work, but here's what I'm doing to try and get a win. I've made up a little free and just-for-fun page which generates your own personal quick pick numbers. Who knows, it might work - you just never know your luck! As I say, it is free and just a bit of fun, so look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it for yourself.[/p][/quote]i use a pen and tick my personal numbers on the entry slip from 1-49,no website needed. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 2

8:59pm Tue 8 Jul 14

TheaWells says...

ducky18 wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.
*scratchcard
lol touché!
[quote][p][bold]ducky18[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: Sorry, grumpy old sod here. Unemployed and on benefits I assume. How come my wife and I both work, own our own home, raise 2 children, struggle with bills, mortgage, school trips etc. and can't afford to buy a bloody scrathcard because the £1 really needs to go on a school dinner, parking, etc? I tell you, it's clearly more rewarding to spend your life bleeding the system dry then earning an honest crust!! If you are un-employed, on benefits etc. you shouldn't be allowed to use your benefits to gamble.[/p][/quote]*scratchcard[/p][/quote]lol touché! TheaWells
  • Score: 2

10:01pm Tue 8 Jul 14

A.I.K. says...

Blokes never done a days work in his life and this happens to him!!
Blokes never done a days work in his life and this happens to him!! A.I.K.
  • Score: -2

10:01pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Rachie says...

Bigmama1 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.
It says "unemployed". Read the article properly!
Since when did it become mandatory that all unemployed people are on benefits?

My husband is technically 'unemployed' but he draws no benefits because I DO work.

You just made yourself look a bit of a fool.
[quote][p][bold]Bigmama1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.[/p][/quote]It says "unemployed". Read the article properly![/p][/quote]Since when did it become mandatory that all unemployed people are on benefits? My husband is technically 'unemployed' but he draws no benefits because I DO work. You just made yourself look a bit of a fool. Rachie
  • Score: 6

9:15am Wed 9 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

Rachie wrote:
Bigmama1 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.
It says "unemployed". Read the article properly!
Since when did it become mandatory that all unemployed people are on benefits?

My husband is technically 'unemployed' but he draws no benefits because I DO work.

You just made yourself look a bit of a fool.
He made himself look a lot of a fool.
[quote][p][bold]Rachie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bigmama1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.[/p][/quote]It says "unemployed". Read the article properly![/p][/quote]Since when did it become mandatory that all unemployed people are on benefits? My husband is technically 'unemployed' but he draws no benefits because I DO work. You just made yourself look a bit of a fool.[/p][/quote]He made himself look a lot of a fool. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 3

9:17am Wed 9 Jul 14

Happy Chickie says...

Bigmama1 wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.
It says "unemployed". Read the article properly!
I did read it you doorknob and no where does it say he was on benefits.
[quote][p][bold]Bigmama1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]Where does it say he was on benefits anyway? It doesn't say it, you just assume it and you know assuming does.[/p][/quote]It says "unemployed". Read the article properly![/p][/quote]I did read it you doorknob and no where does it say he was on benefits. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 1

1:37pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Wallace67 says...

rayleighrunner wrote:
at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.
I see a bit of the green eyed monster sneaking into this.
[quote][p][bold]rayleighrunner[/bold] wrote: at the end of the day it's gambling. Those on benefits should not be allowed to gamble with their benefits. whether it be lottery, bookies, casinos, fruit machines.....the money is provided to help them live, support them and aid them in finding a job. Not to gamble it away. And you are right - having lost my job twice, I am lucky to have found other ones and I would rather work hard than claim benefit. You are also right. I have 2 healthy children. That doesn't make me a bad person. You are NOT correct, in claiming we 'overspend'. We don't.[/p][/quote]I see a bit of the green eyed monster sneaking into this. Wallace67
  • Score: 1

1:39pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Wallace67 says...

At last a nice story Congratulations, enjoy it,
At last a nice story Congratulations, enjoy it, Wallace67
  • Score: 1

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