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Lottery Set For Life Winner Dean Weymes Will Use Winnings To Look After Autistic Brother

Lottery Set For Life Winner Dean Weymes Will Use Winnings To Look After Autistic Brother

After becoming the first public winner of the National Lottery's Set For Life, 24-year-old Dean Weymes has been busy thinking about what to do with the £10,000 ($12,000) a month he'll be receiving for the next 30 years.

Weymes, from Peterborough, scooped the top prize after he matched five main numbers and one Life Ball while playing the new National Lottery game, meaning now he'll be receiving monthly installments of the winnings - which will have totalled £3.6m ($4.4m) by the time he reaches 54.

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But along with the trip to Disneyland Paris and tandem skydive he already has plans for, Weymes has revealed he's looking to set some of the cash aside for his family - including his younger brother, who has autism.

Dean Weymes with his brother Robert. Credit: Facebook
Dean Weymes with his brother Robert. Credit: Facebook

Speaking to the Mirror, Weymes explained his parents often struggle to care for his 23-year-old brother Robert, who is 6ft 3in and extremely strong.

Because of that, he hopes to enlist the help of some carers in order to give his mum and dad a bit of a break, and to ensure that Robert also gets the best help out there.

Weymes said: "I feel a ­responsibility to ­guarantee his care for the future.

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"My brother is basically like a baby, he's non-verbal but can say our names and some other things. He can grab hold of you and it's very difficult because he has unbelievable strength.

"My parents are getting older so it's harder for them to care for him.

"I want him to have the best-trained carers and I want my parents to have regular hours in the day where they can have a break."

Dean and Robert enjoying a selfie. Credit: Facebook
Dean and Robert enjoying a selfie. Credit: Facebook

Budding screenwriter Weymes has also been thinking about his own future, having quit his part-time job in the transport team at Amazon.

Along with that trip to Disneyland, Weymes said he's 'living the dream' as he's now able to tick off all those bucket list goals.

Speaking at the time his winnings were announced, Weymes said: "It is just incredible. I am 24 and I am now literally set for life. Getting £10k every month allows me to start working through my bucket list.

"I have always wanted to fulfil my dream to become a script writer and this now allows me the freedom to do it.

"I didn't have to give it a second thought - I quit my current role so I can begin to work on the job I have always wanted.

"It is an incredible feeling that I will be getting £10k every month for 30 years - I literally am living the dream."

Featured Image Credit: National Lottery

Topics: uk news, News, Lottery

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]

 

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