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EuroMillions Winner of £1 Million Now Worth Even More

EuroMillions Winner of £1 Million Now Worth Even More

EuroMillions Millionaire Maker winner Matt Myles is now worth £100,000 more than when he scooped his £1 million prize, despite initially spending half of his lump sum on a globe-trotting party lifestyle. The 29-year-old matched the winning Millionaire Maker code on 8th April 2014 and proceeded to travel the world in the following 18 months, living the high life in 22 different countries with his brother Pete. His extravagant adventure ate up half of his fortune before some sage advice from his mum led to a series of investments that boosted his bank balance once again.

The Hereford lad told the Sunday People, “I’ve been living the dream...but the reality is if I’d carried on spending the way I was, the money would have dried up pretty soon.” He recalled that his mother Vivien sat him down with a cup of tea and warned him about the consequences of his actions. He has since plunged his cash into property, shares and even a film and his personal wealth now stands at £1.1 million.

Matt admitted to the paper that as he approached 30 he was looking to settle down in a meaningful relationship and start a family. The former soldier said the discipline he learnt in the army helped stop him from going completely off the rails, and he expressed a wish to train as a firefighter in the near future.

All major EuroMillions winners are offered legal and financial advice by the National Lottery, whether they go public or stay anonymous. This allows brand-new millionaires the chance to make the most of the sort of bumper windfalls that can otherwise overwhelm people.

Millionaire Maker is drawn alongside EuroMillions and guarantees at least one UK winner of £1 million in every draw. However, from Tuesday 27th September, a host of EuroMillions changes will see two winning codes pulled out in every draw. Entry to the supplementary game is included in the ticket price for the main game and one Millionaire Maker code is generated on your ticket for each line played in the EuroMillions draw.

EuroMillions returns tonight with a jackpot worth £39 million and a further £1 million to be won in Millionaire Maker. You can buy tickets online or from authorised retailers. Good luck!

Published: Tuesday 16th August 2016

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