Jaz's 15 minutes of fame continue as he opens 99p Store in Huntingdon
By ADAM LAZZARI THE artist Andy Warhol famously said that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, but teenager Jaz Bhogal s time in the spotlight has lasted longer. The 15-year-old from Leverington attracted the attention of the world s media last week after
By ADAM LAZZARI
THE artist Andy Warhol famously said that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, but teenager Jaz Bhogal's time in the spotlight has lasted longer.
The 15-year-old from Leverington attracted the attention of the world's media last week after he was told he was too young to buy Wine Gums from the new 99p Store in Wisbech.
After his story appeared exclusively on the front page of the Wisbech Standard on Friday he went on to appear in The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Express, on Channel 5 television, plus media in China, New Zealand, Holland and several other parts of the world.
And his fame continued into this week when he officially opened the new 99p Store in Huntingdon on Tuesday.
He also took part in a trolley dash at the store.
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Jaz said: "I grabbed about �30 worth of sweets. It was fun to open the store and I've really enjoyed the extra attention I've been getting.
"My friends have been asking me lots of questions and they think it's great.
"It was amazing to see myself in all the national papers and I went out and collected them all."
Jaz's father Paul Bhogal said: "It's a shame it is half-term because I'm sure everyone there would have been making a fuss about him, which he would have enjoyed and he's added a few friends to his Facebook account.
"But he's a good kid and he's not let any of it go to his head."
We reported last week how the Wisbech 99p Store is investigating the error.
A store spokesman said the item may have mistakenly been entered into the software when the store opened.
After recognising their gaffe, the Wisbech 99p Store gave Jaz a nine-item voucher to spend in the store with the condition that one of the items he buys is a packet of Wine Gums.