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“Dopey Derek” Ladner Scoops Double Lotto Win

by | 1st, August 2007

THE Mirror calls Derek Ladner “dopey”, however, one imagines that the lucky Lotto winner doesn’t really care what anyone calls him anymore.

The 57-year-old is no doubt celebrating at this very moment after winning a £1million double share of the jackpot after buying two winning lottery tickets.

The married father-of-one had bought a second ticket, using his usual numbers again, after simply forgetting that he had purchased one already. But that absent-mindedness proved incredibly lucky for Ladner when the £2.4million jackpot was split between five winning tickets, and he had two of them – worth £479,142 each.

Camelot said yesterday: “This chap has doubled his money after winning two shares of the jackpot. He is the first person to win twice in the same draw.”

Ladner, from Redruth in Cornwall, and his wife plan to spend part of their winnings on a luxury holiday and doing up their home.

A friend of the winner says: “We’re all going to rib him about being crowned Britain’s first bad memory lotto millionaire. He’ll never live it down.”

He might not live it down but he’ll probably be on the look-out for wittier friends.

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