Is this the most fortunate man in the world?

Darren Donaghey, 33, was crowned champion of & # 39; Punching Above Your Weight & # 39; After participating in a local radio competition with his then companion Kate Cathcart, 28, in March 2014.

A father of two who won a Punching Above Your Weight contest thanks to his awesome teammate has returned to win the jackpot after drawing a magnificent £ 1 million on a scratch card from the Lottery.

Darren Donaghey, 33, was crowned champion after participating in a local radio competition with his then-girlfriend Kate Cathcart, 28, in March 2014.

The customer service consultant admitted that it was nothing compared to Kate, but that did not stop the couple from dressing up as a bride at a lavish ceremony in Northumberland in August of that year.

Darren Donaghey, 33, was crowned champion of & # 39; Punching Above Your Weight & # 39; After participating in a local radio competition with his then companion Kate Cathcart, 28, in March 2014.

Darren Donaghey, 33, was crowned champion of & # 39; Punching Above Your Weight & # 39; After participating in a local radio competition with his then companion Kate Cathcart, 28, in March 2014.

Now Darren, who has been in a relationship with Kate for 12 years, has earned £ 1 million on a Monopoly Classic scratch card after she sent purchases in Newcastle to buy a pint of milk.

Darren, who has two autistic children with Kate, laughed when he said: "I'm probably the luckiest man in the world.

"It feels strange and, obviously, we're happy, but the family does not change and that's the main thing.

It just means that we can do the things that we probably could not do.

"I left the house too early on Tuesday and did not realize until I was driving to work that I was going to arrive very early.

"I went back home and I got in the way and Kate went to the door and asked me, 'What are you doing?'

Now Darren, who has been in a relationship with Kate for 12 years, has earned £ 1 million on a Monopoly Classic scratch card after she sent purchases in Newcastle to buy a pint of milk.

Now Darren, who has been in a relationship with Kate for 12 years, has earned £ 1 million on a Monopoly Classic scratch card after she sent purchases in Newcastle to buy a pint of milk.

Now Darren, who has been in a relationship with Kate for 12 years, has earned £ 1 million on a Monopoly Classic scratch card after she sent purchases in Newcastle to buy a pint of milk.

"I said, I'm too early," so she said, "Oh, well, you can turn around and go to the store to look for milk."

"Normally I do not buy scratch cards, I probably bought a handful in my life and certainly not £ 5.

"I looked up when I was in the box and saw the Monopoly and something told me to buy it.

& # 39; I bought it and I did not think anything of that. I went back to the car with my milk and my scratch card and started scratching it.

"I was surprised, I let out a scream, I could not assimilate it.

"I ran to the house and said I had won a million pounds." Kate thought he was leaving her alone.

"We were reviewing it again and again, it still does not feel real now, we cried, it was emotional."

The married couple, who have a six-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter, said that the first thing they thought about was what money could do for their children.

Darren said: "We want children to have a sensory room, a quiet space for them with lights and bubble lamps that will be perfect for them.

That will make a big difference. We can get the space and the things we need for them, so it was very emotional.

"When you win the lottery, people think you will do this and you will, but the first thing we think about is what we can offer children with what they need."

"I do not have to work to be able to spend time with my wife and children and give them the support they need, which is an incredible feeling."

The couple, from Walker, a disadvantaged area of ​​Newcastle, met when Kate moved to the same street as Darren.

After years of knowing how he managed to impress the dazzling Kate, Darren included them in the Metro Radio competition.

They picked up the prize & # 39; punches above their weight & # 39; Live on the Metro Radio Steve and Karen Breakfast Show.

Darren and Kate were married later that year.

Full-time mom Kate said, after winning the radio competition, that Darren was her "Prince Charming."

She said: "Kate said:" When we won the competition, people had been flooding the Metro Radio emails saying how strange it was for Darren to be with me.

"And when the local press seized him, even more comments came saying how surprised they were that I was with Darren and how ugly Darren was.

"But for every horrible comment there were at least three lovely comments saying what a lovely family we were.

"People say that love is blind and I think I should be an excellent example of that, but for me, Darren really is my Prince Charming."

The Monopoly Classic scratch card, which offers an overall probability of 1 in 3.71 to win a prize, costs £ 5 to buy. Prizes range from £ 5 to the main prize of £ 1,000,000.

Kate, a full-time mother, added: "I think we are all fortunate with the family we have and the love we have."

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