Factory Worker Wins £71m On Lottery And Celebrates With Chicken Wings
It's the dream, isn't it? You get your weekly lottery ticket, you win £71,000, you decide what to spend it on. But then, hold on, you count those zeros and you've missed a few off - you've actually won quite a bit more...
Ade Goodchild, 58, has claimed an unreal £71,057,439 prize after Friday's EuroMillions draw, and he celebrated in the only way a new millionaire should celebrate - with spicy chicken wings, a takeaway pizza and some bevvies in front of the Wales v Ireland rugby match on the TV.
Having scooped the 15th biggest lottery win in UK history, Ade, a factory worker from Hereford, has been having a little think about his big win - which will no doubt change his entire life forever.
Speaking in a press conference, he 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!"
I like his honesty.
Mr Goodchild added: "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."
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Going in to detail about the moment he realised he'd won, he said he heard the 'ping' noise on the National Lottery app - which signifies you've won something - but didn't even realise it was the jackpot at first.
He explained: "It gave me the winning 'ping' sound and I thought I might have won a fiver or something, but when I checked I thought 'hang on, it looks like I've won £71,000'.
"I put my glasses on to double check and then spotted that it was the jackpot prize and that all my numbers were circled. I thought 'wow, a lot of people have shared the jackpot this week - but fair play'.
"Then I read the prize amount again and realised that it was actually £71million and just one winner, me! It was then that I called my mum and dad. Their reaction was one of complete shock. I still don't think it's sunk in for them."
As well as sorting out his family with some of his winnings, Ade has already decided he wants a swish new house, a Jacuzzi and to go to the Grand Canyon and the Pyramids with his winnings.
He also wants a few 'staff' to help him tend to his new amazing pad. Who can blame him now he's a complete baller?
I'm off to put the lottery on...
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