Jason Mandara, from Bedworth, Warwickshire, said he felt lucky enough to give the Betfred slots a go while waiting to pick his kids up from school.
Lady Luck was certainly with him – his £6 bet turned into a £1.3 million jackpot win.
“I was panicking at first when I’d won that much, and kept it to myself,” the 30-year-old said.
Mandara went on to explain this large amount of money would change his life completely.
He and his partner of 7 years, Sian, work as shop assistants – Mandara for the Bedworth Tesco store, where he’s been stacking shelves since he was 18.
His £1,300-a-month salary meant they were stuck sharing a semi-detached home with their 3 kids. They were renting the home from his father.
“Thanks to this win,” Mandara began, “we’re now looking at buying a £300,000 four-bedroom detached house for ourselves, which we can get for cash. I’ll also be replacing our 14-year-old Vauxhall Astra with something better and new. We’ll be able to go on better holidays and it will be a great Christmas this year.”
Mandara also plans on starting his own roofing business now that he’s able to quit his job at Tesco.
He’s also considering buying property to rent out for supplemental income, but is waiting to see how the mess with Brexit plays out before making a final investment decision.