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Bexhill's lottery winner reveals what he will spend cash on
25/12/2021 10:48:48

A FATHER who won £1 million on the National Lottery said he will not be rushing out to buy a Rolex.


Paul McDonald, 48, from Bexhill, said he has no immediate plans to spend his "utterly life-changing" prize.


But he added: "The mortgage and my children's future, I'll secure those things first, and then look at splashing out here and there.


"Maybe a bit of travel if we're allowed to, but I've no plans to go out and buy a Rolex or anything like that".


Paul, who has used the same numbers for more than ten years, said he could still hardly believe he had won £1,063,516.


"It's taken ten days for it to really sink in", he said.


The distribution worker has no plans to give up his job either.


He said the last year has thrown up several challenges to supply chains through Brexit and Covid but he had been lucky.


He said: "It's certainly had its challenges but the company I work for has been very fortunate.


"We've worked all the way through the pandemic but the challenges of logistics are out there for everyone to see.


"It's had its challenges, but we've still been quite successful."


Paul is a father of two and said his children had some suggestions for him.


"My eldest, who is 16, gave me some advice that I could cut down on my working hours, which I might do but I'm not planning to give up work yet," he said.


"Money doesn't buy happiness but it does make life a lot easier, it gives us options and gives the children security and will give me more time to spend with friends and family.


"This win will mean we can enjoy little sparkles every now and then. Whether it’s a luxury ski holiday to Aspen, Christmas trips to Lapland, meals out with family and friends, or weekends away just for us, breaking out from daily life and making memories is going to be utterly life-changing."


Paul bought his £1,063,516 winning ticket for the Must Be Won draw on Saturday, December 11, on the National Lottery website, and the lucky numbers were 6, 13, 14, 15, 31, 33 with bonus ball 38.

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