Lottery winner plans to celebrate his £11m success with a knee op
A joiner who was forced to give up work 15 years ago when he injured his knee said yesterday that he can now afford an operation to mend it — after scooping a National Lottery win of more than £11m.
Unemployed Peter Redikin (50) had an accident in 1995 that meant he could no longer work or play sport.
But he and his wife Jacqueline (48) won £11,178,334 in Wednesday night's double rollover draw, and he now plans to get his knee fixed.
He said: “I had an accident with my knee, I've not worked since.
“I can't do anything about it. Well, perhaps I can do something about it now!”
Mr Redikin, who has been living on disability benefits, said an operation on his knee would give him “a new lease of life” after he snapped his cruciate ligament in a fall at work.
He said: “I have been on the phone to the benefits office this morning to tell them about my good fortune.
“They were very pleased I won't be needing them any more.
“I will be able to do things I haven't been able to do since my accident and can have an active lifestyle again,” he said.