Teenager told to clean bedroom by mum finds £53k winning lottery ticket.
Ryan came up a big winner after being told to tidy up his bedroom by his mum
A TEENAGER who won £53,000 on the lottery came close to throwing his ticket in the bin – after being told to tidy his room by his mother.
Ryan Kitching, 19, was about to dispose of a pile of tickets while cleaning his room but luckily he changed his mind.
He later discovered one of the slips, for the February 8 draw, contained five numbers and the bonus ball.
Ryan, from Penicuik, Midlothian, said: “I’m on top of the world. I was so close to throwing the tickets away but then I just had a gut feeling about it.
“I found the tickets and I thought, ‘I’m taking my mum shopping, I’ll get them checked’.”
Ryan took his tickets to his local Tesco, where he and his mum both work, and found out he’d won.
As well as the £53,000 Ryan also scooped £2.80 on EuroMillions.