Unluckiest Man Misses Lottery Win
UK’s unluckiest man misses lottery win after being knocked over by a car and then accidentally torches his flat with a chip pan. Not a great run for Mr. Enderby…
Pensioner Barrie Enderby has staked a strong claim to be the UK’s unluckiest man after he was knocked off his bike, causing him to miss out on a lotto win of £10,000.
And the 78-year-old’s run of bad luck continued when a blaze ripped through his kitchen after he drowned his sorrows that night and accidentally left his chip pan on.
The former Lincolnshire county footballer and cricketer revealed his misfortune started when he was knocked off his bike when a motorist pulled out in front of him on Sunday.
His leg was badly injured – meaning he couldn’t pedal fast enough to get to the bookies later that day.
Missed The Lottery Cash-In Deadline By 15 Minutes
“I went as fast as I could to the bookies.
“But my leg is still sore. I could only go slowly and missed the 8 pm deadline by 15 minutes.”
It was later that he found out his usual numbers 8, 14, 16 and 21, inspired by his daughter’s birthdays, as well as his two old house numbers would have scored him a jackpot of £10,000.
He said despite not being much of a drinker, he decided he needed to go out for a drink. This was after finding out about his missed fortune.
Barrie added: “So when I got back home and felt hungry, I put on some chips and steak. But I fell asleep. The next thing I knew the smoke alarm had gone off.
“I threw water on the cooker but that was the worst thing I could have done.”
The blaze grew even larger, stripping roof tiles and melting an extractor fan.
Thanks to neighbors who called 999, firefighters arrived soon after and managed to extinguish the kitchen blaze.
Barrie is now being helped by family and his local community.