Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

PS1m Jackpot Joy for the Birthday Boy; Lottery Winner Plans Family Trip to Oz

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

PS1m Jackpot Joy for the Birthday Boy; Lottery Winner Plans Family Trip to Oz

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Byline: Amy Murphy ? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk

AMUSIC lover celebrating his Boxing Day birthday received an extra-special present when he discovered he had become a millionaire in a Christmas lottery draw.

Andrew Garth was hosting a party for his 29th birthday when he checked his EuroMillions ticket and found out he had won PS1m in the Millionaire Raffle on Christmas Day.

Mr Garth, a freelance light and sound events technician from Middlesbrough, described the win as "crazy".

He added that he would now indulge his passion for music by opening a live venue.

He said: "It was crazy. I kept getting waves of excitement then disbelief.

"I must have checked the ticket at least five times before my friends came to find me.

"They thought I was playing a prank on them."

Mr Garth, who is a huge fan of dubstep and drum and bass music, said he had dreamed of opening a music venue in the area for a long time.

He said: "I love live music but sadly Middlesbrough doesn't offer the kind of taste that I like. …

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