CHRISTMAS will be extra-special for one dad this year after he netted nearly £1M on the National Lottery.
Trevor Noon, 50, of School Street, Great Harwood, pocketed a cool £907,811 after buying his Lucky Dip ticket from Morrison's supermarket in Blackburn - and being forced to change his usual numbers.
But he said the win would not change his life and he would still be going to work at local engineering firm Wirex where he has worked for 17 years.
Trevor, who is married to Elaine, 40, and has children Paul, 28, Liam, 21, and Scott, 16, has been playing the lottery since it began more than 10 years ago but had never won anything apart from an occasional £10.
He said: "I forgot to take my usual numbers with me to the store so I decided to go for the Lucky Dip instead.
"I was trying to check them extra-carefully and at first I thought I had just won a tenner.
"Then a workmate double checked and told me I had hit the jackpot. I couldn't wait to tell Elaine the good news.
"Now it's all gone a bit mad. Everyone seems to know. Scott somehow found out before I told him. He thought it was all a wind-up and sent me a text asking me if it was true."
Despite his vast win with the numbers 4, 12, 14, 20, 46 and 49, Trevor says he is not expecting his life to change all that much.
He said: "We were planning a family Christmas with friends and we don't want to change that - our family and friends are what's most important."
Speaking about his work, he added: "We are all friends as well as colleagues. It might sound strange but I don't think I want to leave."
Elaine, 40, is also set to continue work at the Co-op in Queen Street, Great Harwood.
Trevor said he was unsure what he would do with the money but he was hoping to buy a new house and book a holiday abroad as well as clearing son Liam's £20,000 student debt.
Lifelong Blackburn Rovers fan Trevor had his cheque presented at the club's training ground in Brockhall Village near Old Langho. It was handed over to him by team captain Lucas Neill who is also a friend of the family.