Football-loving lottery winner dies after scooping £390k when he was just 16

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A lottery winner who won £390,000 when he was just 16 has died.

Callum Fitzpatrick, 23, who celebrated the National Lottery windfall seven years ago, passed away suddenly last Tuesday, June 1.

Having become one of the UK's youngest ever Lotto winners, his local football team Ballymartin GAC announced his death on social media.

A club spokesperson said the community was "deeply shocked and saddened" by the tragedy.

"The Executive Committee, members, and the Ballymartin Senior men's team are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic sudden passing of our friend and teammate Callum Fitzpatrick," they posted to Facebook last Wednesday.

"The entire community of Ballymartin and surrounding area of Mourne is heartbroken.

"We offer our sincere condolences to his father Colin, mother Sheila, sisters Tierna, Corragh and Meagh and wider family circle, a lot of whom are deeply rooted in our club at all levels.

"As a mark of respect there will be no onfield [sic] activity at the club grounds until further notice.

"Callum will be sorely missed by everyone involved with Ballymartin GAC. A wonderful, intelligent young man, a great friend and teammate, tragically has left this life too soon."

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The Manchester United fan had been working at his parent’s grocery shop when he won the windfall in 2014.

At the time, he said he planned to spend the money visiting Old Trafford and buying a new car.

Dozens of people shared their condolences under the post.

One person wrote: "Rest in peace Callum- always a gentleman! Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish the beautiful memories you made together."

Another said: "Sending Deepest Sympathy to the Entire Family circle thinking about you all at this very sad time."

"Cant get this wee fella out of my head. Sincere condolences to the whole family circle. RIP Callum," one mourner wrote.

His funeral took place at Massforth on Friday, June 4.

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