Dad, Lee Galloway, said he was “still in shock” after receiving the phone call from McKinney’s to say that the villa was his.
Touted as McKinney Competitions‘ “biggest and most life-changing prize yet”, the four-bed luxury villa in the Algarve region of Portugal also came bundled with a pool, a VW seven-seater and £50,000 in spending money.
The lucky winner was landed with the enviable choice of deciding whether he wishes to take the villa prize, or walk away with the £500,000 tax-free cash alternative.
Speaking after the announcement, Lee said the win was “life-changing” and “superb” and that he was going to choose the villa, “100%, no doubt.”
Commenting on his reaction, Lee said: “It was weird, I don’t know how to explain it. It still doesn’t feel real.”
When asked if he had won anything before, Lee said: “No, I can’t even win an argument.”