A lad has said he feels like an “idiot” after admitting that he accidentally ate a rare Creme Egg that’s worth £10,000.
According to a report in the Mirror, not actually realising how important the sweet treat was, the international student studying in the UK – who anonymously shared his shame in a post on Reddit – said he only discovered the potential value of the half white chocolate, half milk chocolate egg after he had polished the whole thing off and thrown the tinfoil wrapper in the bin.
The 21-year-old said this was officially the “lowest point” in his life.
“I am an international student studying in the UK, and so I don’t really keep up with the ads here,” the student said.
“A few months ago, Cadbury released 146 prize-winning eggs across the country with the chance of winning a range of cash prizes including £10,000 (which is half my university tuition), and long story short, I was scrolling through Instagram today, and saw the prize-winning egg that looked identical to the one I ate a couple of hours ago.
“It then dawned on me – I potentially ate £10,000, [and] I don’t actually know what else to say other than utter defeat.
“I think I have officially hit the lowest point in the short 21 years of my life.”
In case you’re not sure what the unfortunate student is referring to, back in January, legendary confectionary brand Cadbury hid 146 “rare” Creme Eggs that are half white chocolate and half milk chocolate, with the classic Creme Egg filling inside, in shops and supermarkets across the country as part of the ‘How Do You Not Eat Yours’ competition.
Only six Creme Eggs of the 146 hidden by Cadbury are actually worth £10,000 and these can be found in supermarket retailers such as Asda, Co-op, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Morrisons.
Then there are also three eggs worth £5,000, which can be found in Waitrose, One Stop, and Booker, four eggs worth £1,000 hidden in Boots and Iceland stores, and then finally, there are another 12 eggs worth £500, which can be found hidden in Poundland stores across the UK.
The remaining hidden eggs will then get you £50 each.
The competition will run until 17 March, with prize winners claiming their winnings by 17 June, and you can find out more here.
Featured Image – Cadbury UK
Portugal deny claims Ronaldo threatened to leave World Cup after being benched
Portugal have denied recent claims that Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to leave the 2022 World Cup after he was benched before their match against Switzerland.
Speaking in an official statement, the Portuguese FA rubbished a number of reports that their all-time leading goalscorer and national hero threatened to leave the tournament following manager Fernando Santos’ decision to drop him ahead of the game in the round of 16.
Ironically, the previous European champions weren’t left in short supply of goals, as they went on to win in a staggering 6-1 victory against the Swiss, with Ronaldo only coming on for 17 minutes at the end.
Nevertheless, the Portugal Football Federation (FPF) has insisted that no such conversation took place between the player and head coach Santos. As per national outlet A Bola, Ronaldo has apparently also made it clear that his country’s success at Qatar 2022 is his top priority.
The FPF went on to clarify in the statement: “Cristiano Ronaldo builds up a unique track record every day at the service of the national team and the country, which must be respected and which attests to the unquestionable degree of commitment to the national team.”
They also went on to thank him for his dedication and continued contribution to the squad by coming on as a substitute regardless of his reaction to being dropped.
The statement concludes by saying that the “players, coaches and FPF structure is, as it has been since the first day, fully committed and enthusiastic in building what the country wants to be Portugal’s best-ever participation in a World Cup.
Featured Image — Portugal/Cristiano Ronaldo (via Twitter)
Peter Kay issues heartfelt thanks to Manchester fans and teases ANOTHER big announcement
Peter Kay has sent a lovely message to fans in Manchester after making his triumphant return to the live scene last weekend.
The Bolton comedian has just ticked off the first two nights of a mammoth run at the AO Arena, which includes 42 Manchester shows between now and 2025.
On his opening night – his first real venture into the spotlight since he largely stepped away from the public eye 12 years ago – he was moved to tears by the standing ovation he received before he’d even started the show.
And now Peter has issued a heartfelt thank you message.
He said in a statement: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to the first shows in Manchester.
“It was incredible to be part of such a happy experience.
“Everybody deserves a bit of joy. Here’s to a lot more in the shows to come!!”
And that’s not all – his post also hinted that there’s yet another announcement to come (because apparently more than 100 tour dates and breaking the internet with ticket demand wasn’t enough).