Lloyd makes a deal and wins £19,000 prize
AN ENGINEER is celebrating after winning almost £20,000 on Channel 4's Deal or No Deal.
Lloyd Quinlan, aged 24, was yesterday joined by friends and family at a party as the programme was shown.
He made a deal with the banker to pocket £19,000 on the show presented by Noel Edmonds. The maximum prize is £250,000.
Lloyd, a mechanical engineer with Babcock Marine at Devonport Dockyard, is putting his winnings towards his wedding to fiancee Carly James.
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He said he spent a couple of weeks staying in a hotel at Channel 4's expense with other contestants.
Lloyd, from Plympton, previously appeared opening the boxes on the show for others taking part.
He added: "I had a lovely time. It was one big holiday really. Noel Edmonds was a really nice guy, he came across as really genuine. Since I have appeared on the show people have recognised me and stopped me in the street.
"I have had people asking to be my friend on Facebook whom I don't even know. It is crazy."
Contestants on the show have to guess how much money is hidden in a series of boxes, gambling whether the sums are more or less than what they have in the bank.
Lloyd, a former student at John Kitto Community College, said: "I had agreed with Carly before that if the banker offered about £20,000, I would take it."
Lloyd and Carly, a 23-year-old nurse at Derriford Hospital, were joined by between 30 and 40 friends and family for a party in front of two television sets yesterday afternoon.
They included his parents Larry and Liz and his sisters Courtnie and Shelley.
Lloyd said: "Close friends and family knew the result of the programme but I was trying to keep it a secret from most people."
Lloyd and Carly are putting the money towards their wedding in St Neot, Cornwall, and possibly a new car.
He said he was expecting to get some stick from his colleagues when he returned to work today.