Single Mum Demands EuroMillions Winner Takes DNA Test Over 'Love Child'
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It's one of them things isn't it - you've won the lottery and every Tom, Dick and Harry jumps on the bandwagon for a borrow.
Only in Neil Trotter's case, it's a 39-year-old woman called Dawn Scully and she's asking for him to take a paternity test, claiming he's the father of her 18-year-old son.
Dawn said she became pregnant weeks before splitting with mechanic, Neil, 45, and now wants him to provide for her son, Liam.
But, according to the Mirror, Neil, who won £108million ($141.1m), insists he doesn't even remember Dawn.
Dawn told the newspaper: "If Neil denies being his dad, I'd say, prove it, take a DNA test."
She wants Neil to hand over an estimated £100,000 ($130,700), to make up for 16 years without coughing up any child maintenance payments.
She also sent him and his family messages on Facebook suggesting a £5 million out-of-court settlement.
Dawn said: "Last year I had bailiffs knocking on the door trying to evict me and Liam over unpaid rent. On the flipside, Neil is enjoying his millions without a care in the world.
"Liam is the spitting image of his dad, everyone says that. If Neil denies being his father I'd say, 'Prove it, take a DNA test'."
The first time Liam saw his alleged dad was when he looked at a picture of him spraying champagne with his partner, Nicky Ottaway, following the win.
Liam explained: "I'm not after his millions, although if he decided to give me some I wouldn't be complaining.
"I just want him to accept responsibility for me as his son. I remember telling Mum she would have been a more deserving winner, she works so hard. Despite that, I would still like to meet him one day."
But Neil isn't having any of it, claiming that Dawn is one of hundreds of people chasing a share of his 2014-found fortune.
He explained: "I have had loads of people contact me on Facebook, I've probably got about four million kids in this country. Everyone wants a bit of money."
He added: "I never remember a girl called Dawn Scully. I might have met her, I might have met loads of people, I haven't got a clue. It's 19 years ago.
"I never went out with her for a year, I can tell you that."
Dawn said she became pregnant in May 1999, just weeks before the pair apparently split. She added: "We never had much in common so we grew apart and the relationship just fizzled out.
"When I found out I was pregnant I knew the baby was Neil's as I hadn't been seeing anyone else."
She claimed she phoned Neil with the news and he replied: "I told you I didn't want any more kids, good luck and all the best."
The Mirror reported that Dawn gave birth to Liam on February 25, 2000. The father section of his birth certificate was left blank.
Dawn said that when Liam was six weeks old, she posted A4 photographs of him to Neil's work address.
The single mum, then 21, alleged he called her saying: "Why have you sent me these? I've told you I don't want any more kids."
When asked whether he would do a DNA test, Neil responded: "No, I bloody wouldn't. If I open that, I open the floodgates for loads of people, I'd be doing DNA for the rest of my life."
Adding: "Winning this has been the worst thing I ever did. No one writes anything good about the lottery and that's why no one in this country, big winners, will go public again.
"I've had loads of people after me; I owe them money for this and that. I've never owed anyone any money."
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