Lottery winner scooped £1.3m jackpot – but still went back to job at McDonald’s

A National Lottery winner bagged himself a life-changing fortune – but still headed back to their job at McDonald's months after the massive win.

Seemingly fond of the Golden Arches, Luke Pittard, 25, headed back to his job at the fast food chain because he missed working with his mates.

Bagging a hefty £1.3million on the lottery back in 2006, it would appear the former staff trainer from Pontprennau, Cardiff, was keen to head back to the iconic diner.

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The 25-year-old had met his future wife, Emma Cox, 29, at the establishment, and just a year and a half after handing in his notice, Luke was back at the store.

Luke spent well during his time off though, bagging a property valued at £230,000 as well as a fancy wedding for him and wife Emma, as well as a trip to the Canary Islands.

His return to work surprised his pals though, but Luke insisted he was just loving it and that "there's more to life than money".

Speaking on his decision to head back to the fast food brand, Luke said: "I loved working at McDonald's before I became a millionaire and I'm really enjoying being back there again.

"Lots of my old McDonald's workmates came to our wedding and I had kept in touch with them all the time, so I just thought: 'Why not go back?'"

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Emma supported the decision for Luke to return to work, despite the pair making more each week in interest on their lotto winnings than Luke does at the store, The Sun reported.

The 29-year-old former McDonald's employee said: "I can totally understand it. We both really enjoyed working at McDonald's and still have good friends there. So it was really familiar for him and something for him to look forward to."

His colleagues were elated to see the lotto winner back on the frontlines of fast food, with manager Katherine Jones saying: "Luke was always a great member of our team and when he won the lottery we were all so pleased for him.

"I'm glad he has had the time to enjoy his winnings but love having him here – it's as if he never went away."

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