Chicken Factory Worker Plans to Start a Restaurant After Winning £58,000 on Lottery

Updated On 01 May, 2019 Published On

A chicken factory worker Elisio Ximenes, from East Timor who has been away from his family for five years won a lottery of £58,000 and is planning to take his family on a holiday in Bali. 

Elisio Ximenes has now given up his job as a night shift worker at the Two Sisters Food plant in Scunthorpe and has plans to move back to his home town and set up his own restaurant business.

The 33-year-old reportedly selected five numbers in Betfred's 49's lotto that was based on his identity number at work, and luckily it all appear in the draw.

Elisio CAPTION: Elisio Ximenes wins a lottery worth £58000 SOURCE: Daily Mail

Well, following his win, Elisio went on to explain his life by far and how he feels to have won the lottery. In a conversation with The Grimsby Telegraph, he said,

I moved from East Timor five years ago and have not seen my wife Jovita and my boys who are 13 and seven, since then, When I rang her to tell her everything had changed for just £2.70 she, like me, just can't believe it - and said that God must be looking down kindly on our family. 'She is a good cook making traditional food and now we can set up in the restaurant business in my country; but first all the family will be going on a holiday to Bali which is a beautiful place I have always wanted to visit

Well, Ximenes is a Catholic and went to Mass every week. He sent almost £1,200 to his family back home. 

Following the win, Ximenes has been celebrating and has also thrown a drinks party back at his home in Scunthorpe and will soon himself fly back home.