A factory worker has become one of Britain’s biggest ever lottery winners and has said the £71million prize “bloody will change me”, vowing not to be be “one of these winners” who say everything will stay the same.
The winner of the EuroMillions jackpot is Ade Goodchild, from Hereford, National Lottery operator Camelot said.
Mr Goodchild, 58, said: “I’m not one of these winners who is going to say this win won’t change me.
“It bloody well will, or at least I’ll give it a damn good go. There’ll be no more shift work for me.
“I want to travel, find myself a lovely new home, go to top sporting events, and try many other things besides.”
Mr Goodchild said he celebrated his win by watching Wales beat Ireland to claim the Six Nations Grand Slam on television with his parents while sharing a takeaway pizza and spicy chicken wings, all washed down with Italian beer.
He said he had an urge to check his ticket on Saturday, instead of waiting for Monday as usual, and did not realise he had won the jackpot at first when he scanned his ticket on the National Lottery App.
“It gave me the winning ‘ping’ sound and I thought I might have won a fiver or something,” he said.