National Lottery ‘Set for Life’ win sees bricklayer pay off entire mortgage

A bricklayer has cemented his future after winning £10,000 every month for a year on the National Lottery.

Ashley Ferrell, 30, is going on a dream holiday after using the money to pay off his mortgage and complete home renovations.

The keen snowboarder used £1.50 from a previous win on the Set For Life draw online on January 11.

Ashley, of Newport, South Wales, said he phoned his mum Tracey after finding out about the win and added: “Mum was really pleased for me. And when I rang my boss at work, he put his phone on loudspeaker for the whole canteen to hear my good news!

"There was a bit of cheering – everyone is really pleased for me. I’ve never won an amount like this before, I’ve only won the odd fiver, so couldn’t believe it when I saw the email telling me there was news about my ticket and it turned out to be a fair bit more than a fiver.

“I haven’t had a holiday in a very long time and planning a trip gives me something to look forward to after lockdown. Canada has brilliant snow and is a favourite with snowboarders, so it’s become a bit of a dream for me to go there. I can’t wait!”

Ashley is set to complete some long awaited home improvements including revamping the kitchen, bathroom and garden at his first home, which he bought just after lockdown began in March last year.

He said: “I haven’t had the cash or the time to work on the house, because I’ve worked throughout lockdown. I am really looking forward to finally being able to put my stamp on the place.”

Ashley’s winning numbers were 20, 32, 34, 40, 44 and the Life Ball 07, which he picked at random by turning away and tapping on the National Lottery app on his phone screen.

Set For Life from The National Lottery costs £1.50 per line to play, draws take place every Monday and Thursday and the top prize is £10k every month for 30 years. Ashley won the second prize of £10k every month for one year.

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