Scottish Lottery winner back to work after winning £15m

Alison and John Doherty, from Eldersley, Renfrewshire, celebrate their winnings. Picture: SWNS
Alison and John Doherty, from Eldersley, Renfrewshire, celebrate their winnings. Picture: SWNS
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Many people would quit their jobs immediately if they won the lottery but Scotland’s newest millionaire got straight back to business.

Alison and John Doherty, from Elderslie in Renfrewshire, scooped £14,671,343 in the Lotto Draw on Saturday 2 July.

They hid their ticket and waited two weeks until they returned from a planned holiday to have their win validated.

Just hours after being unveiled as a winner earlier this week, Mr Doherty, a self-employed plumber, darted off to complete a series of callouts.

Mr Doherty told The Sun: “I did a boiler breakdown straight after we went public.

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“I’ve also been to three jobs this morning and I’ve got another after this.”

And the 52-year-old plumber doesn’t have any immediate plans to stop work, adding: “I’ll probably slow down a wee bit but I still want to keep doing it.

“I’d like to go down to four days a week and Alison is thinking three days.”

John, who launched JDPS Plumbers 30 years ago, said he enjoys being his own boss.

“That’s because it’s mine, if I was working for someone else I’d be away.”

The couplecelebrated their £14,671,343 win with a £45 Domino’s Hawaiian pizza meal and Alison bought a £300 Coach designer handbag.

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