A WIGAN teenager who hit the jackpot in a TV quiz show says he’s spent all his winnings – but has enjoyed every minute of it!
Two years ago Paddy Roberts shot to fame after becoming the youngest ever contestant to walk away with the highest prize of £250,000 on Channel 4s Deal or No Deal.
Although I have spent all the money I have created unbelievable memories and I couldn’t be happier with life and with my fiancé who I met nearly two years ago - she is my biggest achievementPaddy Roberts
The 21-year-old admits his winnings have all gone, but despite that, he says he’s got more than he ever dreamed of.;
The former St Edmund Arrowsmith pupil is set to marry his sweetheart Aimee Butler (pictured) after proposing in November, and in his opinion, that’s better than any amount of money he could ever hope to win.
He said: “The money has disappeared and my life is completely different to when I first won.
“I’m now engaged to be married and am the proud owner of a three bed semi new build house in Salford.
“I’m working full time pursuing a career in retail and looking at a potential move to work at Media City in Salford.
“I’ve been able to travel and seen some beautiful places in Paris, Rhodes, Southern and Northern Ireland, Tenerife and I lived in Greece for a few months two years ago while working in an 18-30s resort.
“Although I have spent all the money I have created unbelievable memories and I couldn’t be happier with life and with my fiance who I met nearly two years ago - she is my biggest achievement.”
Formerly of Garswood, Paddy made a name for himself after became the first man to win the jackpot and only the sixth person in the show’s eight-year history to leave the studio with a quarter of a million pounds.
At the time, Paddy dedicated the prize to his beloved mum, Amanda, who runs a sandwich shop in Garswood.
Kindhearted Paddy helped to pay all of his mum’s debt off from setting up her business with the prize. Paddy added: “My family have supported me and advised me and I appreciate it so much as I struggled to find my feet after winning the money as my lifestyle was pretty chaotic.
“Now I feel that we have a great start for a young couple with our first house and I owe it all to Channel 4.”