Kerala couple wins a brand new Lamborghini and £20,000 prize money in the UK Lottery

What’s not to love about life? Life is awesome, life is beautiful, life is everything good you can ever imagine. You can travel the world and pursue those exciting adventures that get your adrenaline pumping.

But life, as we’ve been so accustomed to, has changed forever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic late in 2019. This pandemic has ravaged and rocked our society to the core, ushering in a new normal way of living.

The COVID-19 pandemic has also shown how indomitable the human spirit is. It has exposed how we all instinctively rally together and help one another in times of need. Moreover, it has shown that in the midst of a humanitarian crisis, our dreams for a better life are never broken.

Shibu Paul and Linnet Joseph are the perfect personification of not giving up on your dreams even in the middle of a crisis. The couple, from Kottayam district in the Indian state of Kerala, moved to the United Kingdom in search of greener pastures last year.

They first lived in Cambridge before putting down roots in Nottingham and things were looking up for them. And without any warning, their lives were turned upside down as they faced the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Shibu, a native of Volloor near Piravom in Kottayam district, lost his job and the couple barely survived on Linnet’s staff nurse salary.

So, faced with such a situation what would you do? Pack up and move back home? Would you stay put, grind it out and hope for the best? Or would you take your chance in the UK Lottery and stand a chance to win a Lamborghini with £20,000 stuffed in the boot?

Frustrated while waiting for prospective employers to call him back for interviews, the 31-year-old decided to buy three entries to the UK Lottery. Little did the UK Lottery winner know it was a decision that would change their lives and save their dream of a better life.

After the UK Lottery draw, the couple were visited by the lottery’s representative who came to tell them they had won. In a state of shock, the UK lottery winner didn’t think it was possible until he was led downstairs where the luxury car awaited him. And there it was, a brand new shiny Lamborghini parked right outside their house.

That was not the only surprise as the UK lottery representative revealed their £20,000 cash prize in the boot. Their neighbours were green with envy.

Kerala couple wins a brand new Lamborghini and £20,000 prize money in the UK Lottery

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“I had participated three times and I didn’t want to become an addict. Last time, I filled out the form and forgot about it completely. My wife was taking a nap after her night shift, and when the doorbell rang, we were greeted with a brand new Lamborghini worth £195,000 and prize money of £20,000. We’re so grateful to God, as we were worried about my job prospects,” a joyful Shibu said.

However, the couple decided to opt for the rest of the UK Lottery prize in cash value as opposed to taking the luxury sports car. The UK Lottery winner indicated that he will still drive his Toyota Yaris in the meantime as he plans to buy a house in Nottingham.

If you had to win a Lamborghini and a £20,000 cash prize in the UK Lottery, what would you do? Keep the luxury car or take the rest of the prize in cash? Let us know in the comments below.

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Leslie Leslie - who has written 11 articles