Ex-Chelsea Footballer Wins UK Lottery Jackpot

Ex-Chelsea Footballer Wins UK Lottery Jackpot

If you ever needed convincing that absolutely anyone can win the lottery, here it is! Former Chelsea footballer Terry Bradbury has warmed the hearts of soccer fans around the globe by bagging a jackpot prize worth over 7.7 million EUR in the UK National Lottery.

Now aged 75, the retiree now lives with his wife Eleanor in Buxton, Derbyshire. He played as a midfielder for the London club currently owned by Roman Abramovic during the 1950s, with a wage packet worth £25-per-week.

In 1950s UK, this was a decent wage, over twice the amount earned by the average tradesman. Nonetheless, until his lottery success Bradbury could never have dreamed of possessing the kind of wealth enjoyed by his modern day counterparts – present day Chelsea stars Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa each take home £200,000 a week! He told the BBC: “I had a good time at Chelsea, enjoyed every minute – all through my playing career. This is just the icing on the cake for Ann and I.”

The couple, who spent years running a pub following Terry’s retirement from professional football, have decided to spend their winnings on a family holiday villa in Spain, and on securing the long-term financial future of their four sons and nine grandchildren. Mrs Bradbury commented: “The villa will be a place where our family can always go to for holidays.

“It is wonderful to think that none of our children will have a mortgage or any stress for the rest of their lives.

“This win provides our family with security and this is what pleases Terry and myself more than anything.”

During his career in football, Terry Bradbury made appearances as a wing half for a number of English clubs, including Chelsea, Southend United, Leyton Orient, Chester City and Wrexham. He played alongside England legends Jimmy Greaves and Terry Venables, and gained international caps of his own as a member of the England Schoolboys side.

Despite now being an exceedingly rich man, Bradbury won’t be hanging up his proverbial lotto player’s boots any time soon – he assured members of the media: “We will definitely be continuing to play Lotto.”

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