Callum Fitzpatrick when he won his big prize seven years ago, while he was doing his A-Levels

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A National Lottery winner who scooped a big prize at just 16-years-old has died suddenly, aged 23.

Callum Fitzpatrick was only a teenager when won £390,000, becoming one of Northern Ireland's youngest ever lotto winners.

According to his local football team Ballymartin GAC, the young man passed away last Tuesday.

Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson for the club saidthe whole community has been left 'deeply shocked and saddened' by the tragedy.

Callum had been working at his parent’s grocery shop when he won the windfall in 2014.

The Manchester United fan played to spend the money visiting Old Trafford and buying a new car.

Callum was one of the country's youngest winners (file photo)
(Image: PA Archive/PA Images)

Callum was babysitting at his Aunt Geraldine’s house in Bryansford when he realised he had the winning numbers.

Amateur Sports Team, Ballymartin GAC posted on Facebook on Wednesday about the sad news.

A team spokesperson said: " The Executive Committee, members, and the Ballymartin Senior men's team are deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic sudden passing of our friend and teammate Callum Fitzpatrick.

"The entire community of Ballymartin and surrounding area of Mourne is heartbroken.

"We offer our sincere condolences to his father Colin, mother Sheila, sisters Tierna, Corragh and Meagh and wider family circle, a lot of whom are deeply rooted in our club at all levels.

"As a mark of respect there will be no onfield activity at the club grounds until further notice.

"Callum will be sorely missed by everyone involved with Ballymartin GAC. A wonderful, intelligent young man, a great friend and teammate, tragically has left this life too soon."

Dozens of people shared their condolences under the post.

One person wrote: "Rest in peace Callum- always a gentleman! Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Cherish the beautiful memories you made together."

Another said: "Sending Deepest Sympathy to the Entire Family circle thinking about you all at this very sad time."

"Cant get this wee fella out of my head. Sincere condolences to the whole family circle. RIP Callum," one mourner wrote.

His funeral mass took place at Massforth on Friday, June 4.