Ade Goodchild, a factory worker from Hereford, is the sole winner of the £71m EuroMillions jackpot! The 58-year-old who scooped the amazing prize on Friday plans to quit his job and enjoy his new-found fortune. Goodchild is the 15th biggest winner in the history of the UK lottery.
A Life-Changing Win
The winner held a press conference and he explained that he plans to retire after 24 years as a metal worker. He also mentioned that this amazing prize will certainly change his life and he is happy to experience such a lucky moment.
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! There’ll be no more shift work for me.
The first people he called to announce he has won the jackpot were his parents. They were understandably surprised and in disbelief at the news.
The first thing I did was ring my mum and dad. Normally when you get a phone call so early the morning, it’s a tragedy. I had to convince them that I’d won, they thought I was pulling their leg.
Goodchild, who is originally from Wales, celebrated his win by watching the Wales rugby match and drinking “slightly fancier beer” with his father.
Bright Future for the EuroMillions Jackpot Winner
Goodchild, who is single and has no children, plans to use his fortune to upgrade his lifestyle. He wants to buy a house with a jacuzzi and pool and travel the world as much as he can. His dream destinations include the Pyramids in Egypt and The Grand Canyon in the United States.
He gladly admitted that he is ready to be changed by the amazing jackpot he won, and enjoy all the perks of such fortune.
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!
The winning numbers in Friday’s draw were 03, 15, 24, 42 and 46 and Lucky Star numbers, 09 and 12. EuroMillions is a lottery played in eight countries besides the UK, including Belgium, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, and the Irish Republic.