A British man who rescued a policeman when he had a heart attack on a bus has become a new EuroMillions UK Millionaire.
A water quality engineer, Anthony Canty, maintains the water quality for the London care homes and hospitals. In April this year, as he was returning home from Witham, a policeman who sat next to him, collapsed.
"We were just on our way home one evening, just talking and he just dropped down... in my lap," Canty explained.
Canty had to act quickly. He pressed the bell for the bus to stop and gave the officer CPR as he had had a first aid training at work. A 999-operator supported him as well. The officer was then taken to a hospital by a helicopter and stayed in intensive care for five days. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Canty went to the hospital to bring him fruit and flowers.
The following month, Anthony Canty celebrated £1 million (US$1.2 million) lottery win with his family and two children. The UK's EuroMillions add-on raffle drawing that made Canty a millionaire was held on the 5th of May, 2020.
As Canty called the police officer to share the good news, the officer said: "Good karma happens to good people".
"I do know that I'm not giving up work, I like it, and I'm proud of what we do so I'm definitely not giving that up," Canty said. "We may think about moving to a new house in the future, but our main priority is to invest the money wisely so that our girls will be financially secure."