One of UK’s biggest lottery winners dies in Slough

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By admin September 5, 2017 13:28

One of UK’s biggest lottery winners dies in Slough

One of the UK’s first biggest lottery winners has died in Slough. Mukhtar Mohidin who won £17.9 million in 1994 has died after leaving his native Blackburn to live in Slough.

The £17.9 million win in 1994 was one of the biggest lotteries wins at that time. Mohidin was believed to be 63-years old at the time of death. He remained a recluse after winning the life-changing amount. He also shunned interviews and pictures.

Moreover, after winning the biggest lottery jackpot, Mohidin donated £300,000 to construct a local community centre in Warrington. However, steel structure went up due to which internal wrangling led to the structure being abandoned.

In addition to this, some Muslims didn’t entertain the money that had been gathered through gambling to be used in a place of worship. As a result, the structure was dismantled after pressure from residents.

Mohidin’s funeral took place on last Thursday at Slough Cemetery with prayers at the Jamia Masjid. Naushad Surve, Lancashire councilor said, “He was a jolly and well-loved character. He brought up an amazing family and our condolences go out to them.”

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