A lottery winner who scooped a GBP 8.75 million jackpot has astonished fans by winning again just six months later.
Reformed fraudster Kursat Yildirim – also known as Chico – became a sensation after his German jackpot win last September.
Now the former Dortmund crane operator has won a further EUR 2,684.90 (GBP 2,300) payout – and he has reportedly given it all away.
He said: “Five correct ones! There was EUR 2,684.90 for this.”
It is currently unclear who or which organisation has benefitted from his donation.
Chico, 42, went on a huge shopping spree after last year’s jackpot win.
He splashed out on a GBP 392,000 V8 Ferrari 448 Pista and a GBP 178,000 Porsche Turbo S Cabriolet.
Chico bought an armful of designer watches and lavish apartments in Germany and Istanbul.
He even invested in a nut farm and lavished tens of thousands on gifts for his family and friends.
Chico’s latest lotto win is his third since September.
Just six weeks after his jackpot win he pocketed EUR 1,700 (GBP 1,500).
Chico has shot a TV documentary in Africa and has been involved with aid projects with the Dortmunder Tafel.
Speaking about his future he said: “I’d love to go to Africa to dig wells and give presents to the children there.
“Believe me, I’ll never forget where I’m coming from. I’m working class, I’ll never become an arrogant person.”
But it has not all been good luck.
Chico recently posted a picture showing him recovering in hospital from a painful hernia operation.
Chico said: “I had a navel hernia. Luckily it didn’t cause any pain, but together with my doctor I decided to have it operated on early on.”
He arrived at a clinic in Dortmund at 6am on Monday, 20th March and the procedure was carried out without complications.
And after a brief stay in the recovery room, he was transferred to a regular ward.
Chico was supposed to stay in hospital for three days but doctors gave him the green light to be discharged the same day.
But rather than trust hospital food, Chico got his brother Yunus, 31, to bring him a kebab.
He said: “Everyone was very nice to me, doctors and nurses took care of me touchingly. Before I went to bed, I had to take a few photos with the fans.”
After he scooped his GBP 8.72 million lottery win on 24th September 2022, Chico went on a wild spending spree.
He blew huge sums that involved buying plush homes in Germany and Turkey, a Ferrari and a Porsche, and he has been seen eyeing up a yacht.
But after his op, doctors ordered him to spend a few days in bed recovering.
Chico said: “I’m supposed to take it easy for a few weeks. Then I will really step it up again, I want to go to the gym regularly.”