Shop assistant wins £10,000 a month for a year on lottery  

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Ziyaad Fathe-Aldeen

A South Wales shop assistant has won £10,000 a month for a year in the Set For Life draw of the National Lottery.

Ziyaad Fathe-Aldeen, 31, bought the winning ticket at the shop where he works, the Premier Stop, Gloucester Court, Caerleon.

“A few of them were buying tickets so I thought I would have a go, and I bought a Lucky Dip. You’ve got to be in it to win it,” he said.

Ziyaad had only played the National Lottery once before, buying a EuroMillions ticket a few months ago. He was obviously in shock when his girlfriend Nicola broke the news.

“Camelot needed to complete various checks because I bought the ticket at the shop where I work. Understandably, that took a bit of time to complete but now I can really celebrate,” said Ziyaad.

Ziyaad won the prize after matching the five main numbers in the Set For Life draw on November 25. He wants to let the win sink in before deciding what to do with the money but says he will travel.

“I love the historic sites such as the pyramids and Machu Picchu and I want to see a few other places so there will be a world tour! And it was my girlfriend’s birthday on Friday so I treated her to a nice meal and day out.”