Teen wins Deal Or No Deal quarter-million jackpot

There’s been a jackpot winner on C4’s Deal Or No Deal today, and the first man to scoop £250,000 on the show.

Teenager Patrick ‘Paddy’ Roberts from Wigan is only the sixth person in the eight-year history of Deal Or No Deal to walk away with the top prize. In an incredibly tense show, the 18-year-old turned down a final offer of £140,000 before host Noel Edmonds opened the final box to reveal Paddy’s huge win.

Paddy works as a shop assistant in his mum’s sandwich shop and had hoped to win enough money to invest in business and buy a car. During his game he even wrote down the amount he wanted to win in order to achieve these dreams was just £18,000!

Paddy said: “A lot of it is a blur, but I remember that while waiting for Noel to open the box it was like my insides had frozen. Being on Deal or No Deal was the best experience of my life and I have made some lifelong friends.”

Since winning £250,000 on Deal or No Deal – which was recorded a while ago but first shown on C4 today – Paddy has begun to learn how to drive and has bought a car. He has also donated money to the charity which helped the son of a fellow Deal or No Deal player who was diagnosed with cancer.

Paddy will return to catering college soon and hopes to fulfil his dream of opening his own restaurant.