I won £5,000 after being gifted an Aldi chocolate bar for my birthday

A REAL-LIFE Charlie Bucket has won an amazing £5,000 – after he was given a £4.99 Aldi chocolate bar as a gift for his birthday.

Stephen Dowling, 67, has spoken of his surprise after he opened the bar in front of his family while out for dinner.

The ticket had been tucked inside the wrapping as part of the German supermarket's Golden Giveaway campaign.

Stephen was given the treat as a gift by his partner's daughter, Emily, who bought it in a store in Nottingham.

He told Nottinghamshire Live : "I couldn’t believe it.

"I was given the chocolate bar as a humorous gift while out for a birthday dinner with family but was surprised to see a golden greeting inside – and what a gift!

"My family and I are in the process of moving house so the prize couldn’t have come at a better time."

After Stephen's lucky win, there are 24 winning tickets left around the country, worth either £5,000 or £10,000.

Entering the competition is easy.

All shoppers need to do is buy one of Aldi's giant 800g bars of Dairyfine Milk Chocolate.

If they find a ticket inside, they can claim their prize.

Lucky winners have to claim their money by visiting the store's website before 11.59 pm on January 24, 2022.

Earlier this year, a couple from South Yorkshire won a whopping £1million after buying a National Lottery Scratchcard at a Nisa Local after work.

Mark Plowright, 47, rushed out to buy a luxury hot tub for the garden after the win on January 21.

He said: "We immediately took it to the shop to get it checked and they told us we needed to call Camelot.

"When we did, Camelot told us that we were in fact now millionaires."

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