A Lottery Ticket
A Lottery Ticket

A teenager cleaned up after finding a winning National Lottery worth almost £53,000 after his mum "nagged" him to tidy his room.

Ryan Kitching, 19 from Penicuik, Scotland, eventually tidied his room after been told to do so for two weeks.

Kitching discovered 12 old lottery tickets in his draw whilst clearing through the mess. Deciding to check them at the supermarket where he works before throwing them away, he discovered one matched five numbers and the bonus ball - netting him £52,981.

"Next time she nags me to tidy my room I won't need telling twice."

The teenager phoned Camelot to check exactly how much he had won with his discarded ticket.

Describing his unexpected win, Kitching said: "I am totally speechless - it was the happiest day of my life easily.

"My mum had been nagging me for weeks to tidy my room so I started cleaning up and found a pile of old tickets.

"I had to phone up Camelot and the woman was asking me lots of questions and I just wanted her to get to the point. It just felt like it was taking an eternity.

"When I gave her the last number of the serial code, she said I had won £52,981. I just couldn't believe it."

The 19-year-old says he is planning to spend the money on a holiday with his friends to Majorca as well as splashing out on a trip for his parents, Susan and Raymond, and a car for his 16-year-old brother Sean.