When Willie Sibald, a painter and decorator, posted a huge £7 million lottery win many would have expected the company he works for would lose one man. The company he works for actually lost two men – Sibald and Rab Layden,his friend and colleague of seventeen years, both decided to retire then and there.
The two close friend had actually made a pact that should either of them win the lottery, he would see that the other will never need to work again. To this end, they each bought two lottery tickets a week for the past two years. It was Sibald who officially won, but the winnings will be shared in accordance with their agreement.
Other plans for the money now includes a Rolls Royce, after Sibald learns to drive. Sibald purchased the winning lucky dip ticket from the newsagent’s in Moredun Park Road, Moredun.