May 23, 2022

British man visits 51 pubs in 24 hours for Guinness World Record

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British man’s pub crawl may have set a new Guinness World Record when he visited 51 bars in 24 hours.

Matt Ellis of St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, said Guinness officials told him there is currently no world record for most pubs visited in 12 hours by an individual, so the record-keeping agency set the goal to originate the record at 50.

Ellis said he was required to have witnesses with him at each stop and consume at least 4.2 ounces of any beverage at each establishment.

The pub fan said he visited a total 51 businesses in 8 hours, 52 minutes and 37 seconds.

Evidence from Ellis’ pub crawl has been submitted to Guinness World Records for official certification.

In other news Man wins $1 million lottery jackpot four days after wedding

A North Carolina man ended up with a $1 million wedding gift from himself when he bought a scratch-off lottery ticket four days after his wedding.

Michael Abernathy of Lexington told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he visited the Sheetz store in Lexington four days after his wedding and bought a $30 Millionaire Maker ticket that earned him a $30 prize.

Abernathy said he decided to ride his lucky streak and bought two more of the same ticket. The last ticket he scratched turned out to be a big winner.

“I about passed out,” Abernathy recalled, “when I saw it was a million dollars.”

The winner and his bride visited lottery headquarters to collect the prize.

“Phenomenal, the way this has all happened,” he said. “It’s amazing. It’s a blessing.”

Abernathy said his winnings will fund a honeymoon trip to Florida next year and allow him to pay off some bills.

“I’m 60 years old,” Abernathy said, “so I’m going to put the rest up for security.”


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