Man's Response To £76 Million Lottery Win Dubbed 'Most British Reaction Ever'
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A man's response to winning £76 million on the lottery has been dubbed 'the most British reaction ever'. Listen here:
Andrew Clark, from Boston, Lincolnshire, scooped the £76.3m ($106m) EuroMillions jackpot back in 2018, and audio from the call in which he claimed the life-changing prize has recently gone viral on TikTok.
Speaking to the National Lottery, Andrew said on the call: "Hello mate, I think I've won a few quid, so I phoned."
Having entered his numbers into the system, operator Craig replied: "OK, yeah, so, £76 million."
"Yeah," Andrew replied, as though he'd won £76 million countless times before.
The operator then revealed that the exact sum he had won was £76,369,806.80, to which Andrew responded: "Just a little bit then."
The audio was posted on TikTok with the caption 'the most British reaction to winning £76 million' and people couldn't believe how blasé Andrew was abut the whole thing.
One person commented: "Most British thing ever."
Another said: "I'd be screaming and crying but this guy's just like 'yeah'."
A third added: "This is the most British video on TikTok."
Andrew's seemingly casual reaction to the win shouldn't actually come as too much of a surprise, given that it took him almost six weeks to claim the cash.
Due to a habit of hoarding things in his van, he was driving around and working as a builder unaware he had his retirement package and much more sat in a pile.
Eventually, his partner's niece Louise said he should check his tickets. It was then that he made the life-changing discovery.
In a state of shock, he called up his partner Trisha Fairhurst who - obviously - thought that he was pulling her leg to start with.
Andrew said: "It was about 8pm and we were watching telly when Louise reminded me again about the tickets.
"I finally gave in, got the bundle out of the van and started to work my way through them, methodically from the oldest to the most recent, starting with Lotto, before moving on to my EuroMillions tickets.
"You might say I was slightly winding up Louise, but I certainly didn't expect the wind up to end with me saying 'I've done it, I've won £76m' - I won't say what she said in response!"
He continued: "Trisha kept telling me to check the tickets, and her niece Louise, who I was building an extension for, was also in on it once she'd heard about the unclaimed prize in the news.
"It was something of a standing joke that I had all these tickets while there was a local prize outstanding, so for weeks they were on at me to check."