Good guy Lewis hits the jackpot on scratchcard in Leeds

Lewis Gill, left, with Chris Vickers.
Lewis Gill, left, with Chris Vickers.
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Lucky Lewis Gill is feeling just grand after showing nice guys can be winners after all.

Lewis, 22, from Headingley, has scooped a whopping £100,000 on a National Lottery scratchcard game.

And, speaking today about his slice of fortune, he told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he believes it was fate’s way of repaying him for a morning of good deeds.

Lewis, a life insurance consultant with Leeds-based firm Lifesearch, said: “I’m not particularly superstitious or anything but I can’t help thinking that this win was some kind of cosmic pat on the back.

“That morning, on my way to work, I was in a good mood and wanted to pass on some positivity.

“I gave up my seat on the bus, for instance, I let a couple go ahead of me in a queue and I helped a fellow passenger with his bags.

“I joked with colleagues when I got into the office that maybe the universe would repay me, and we all laughed and agreed that karma probably didn’t work like that.”

Later in the day, Lewis was given what turned out to be his winning scratchcard as a prize after impressing in a work incentive scheme.

Bought for £1 from the Morrisons store on Infirmary Street in Leeds city centre, it was one of a bundle of about 30 that had been sitting unplayed in Lifesearch people and business manager Chris Vickers’ drawer for a week.

Lewis was still at work when he scratched off the winning numbers and, recalling the magic moment, he said: “I just went numb, really. I grabbed Chris’s arm and said I needed to have a word with him!

“Everyone in the office started applauding when they found out, which was nice.”

Lewis, who is single, is planning to spend part of his windfall on an “adventurous” holiday, possibly to the Amazon rainforest.