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Lotto Triple Winner Goes Public

Lotto Triple Winner Goes Public
Updated: Thursday 24th April 2014

The winner of the Lotto triple rollover jackpot on Wednesday 9 March has opted to go public, and we can tell you that the £17,799,986 top prize was won by Matthew Breach from Battle in East Sussex. Matthew, who is a 37 year old lorry driver, landed the jackpot with a Lucky Dip ticket bearing the main numbers 9, 11, 37, 40, 41 and 49. He didn’t discover the win until he was at work the day after the draw, and when he realised the size of the jackpot that he had landed he decided to go and share the good news with his mother.

“I told my mum the news but then I then had a short nap to clear my head before I went to see my sisters,” Matthew said. “I’ve been in a bit of a daze since then to be honest.”

Experiencing shock after winning even a modest share of a Lotto jackpot isn’t rare, so it isn’t surprising that Matthew felt the need to have a lie down after winning the entirety of a triple rollover jackpot worth £17.7 million. Of course, although the initial shock might have faded a bit since then, it will still take quite some time before being a multi-millionaire feels perfectly natural to Matthew.

“I sat with a mate on Saturday and he kept saying – you’ve won, you’ve won!” Matthew said. “It was a weird feeling as we had spent many a night together planning our spending if we were to win the lottery but now it’s actually happened.

“I think I have resigned from my job,” he continued. “I certainly don’t think they expect me to turn up tomorrow morning. I suppose my first treat after my lottery win is a lie in, after six years of five o’clock starts.”

Now Matthew can start enjoying his Lotto wealth, and he already has a few plans, including buying a home and a new car.

“I’m not fussy about the type of car,” he said. “Anything that has zoomed past me in my lorry would do! I’d also like to go to Las Vegas and then spend some time travelling around the world but I’ll need to get a new passport first. I last went abroad over 15 years ago and my current passport expired a long time ago.  I’m also a fan of gadgets so there will be some big boys’ toys on the list too.”

Congratulations to Matthew and good luck to anyone who plays for the £90 million multi-rollover jackpot in the EuroMillions game this Friday 18 March. Click here to buy tickets and the next big winner could be you!

Published: Thursday 17th March 2011

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