£53K lottery ticket found after spring clean

Simon Garner

A scruffy teenager has cleaned up after he won a tidy £53,000 on the National Lottery - all because his mum told him to tidy his room.

Messy Ryan Kitching, 19, reluctantly cleaned his bedroom after being nagged by mum Susan.

But as the irked teen started to tidy away old socks and used pizza boxes he unearthed twelve old lotto tickets in his drawer.

He was about to bin them but decided to take them to the supermarket where he works part-time to double-check. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of his life.

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Stunned Ryan was told by a colleague that one ticket contained five numbers and the bonus ball - netting him a cool £52,981.

The part-time Tesco worker said: "I am totally speechless - it was the happiest day of my life easily.

"Next time she nags me to tidy my room I won't need telling twice."