I won £10k-a-month for a year – here's the first thing I wanted to buy after scoring my huge prize | The Sun
A LUCKY punter who won £10,000-a-month for a year has revealed the first thing he wanted to splash the cash on.
Dad-of-one Sam Lawton, 23, bagged himself the life-changing prize after incredibly playing for the first time.
When the former Army engineer, from Leamington Spa, scooped the Set For Life lotto draw – after spending just £10 – he immediately knew what he wanted.
Sam and his girlfriend Connie Bell, 24, revealed their top priority was putting a deposit down for a new family home.
“The next thing on my list is a driving licence," Sam added.
"I haven’t passed my test and with a small family I need wheels, maybe a BMW 1 series.
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"The win will allow me to learn to drive and get a car straight away – which is amazing."
Sam also spoke of the moment he discovered the windfall and said: “I was in the bath and just thought that I’d have a go.
“I saw Dean Weymes celebrating his win and just thought I’d have a punt.
“I downloaded the National Lottery app in the bath, put a tenner in my account and then played a Lucky Dip.”
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Less than two hours later, his phone was flooded with messages informing him of the eye-watering jackpot.
“Having never played before I asked Connie to take a look," he added.
"But like me, she had never played before so we called her brother Craig, who’d played the National Lottery for years."
This comes as a lucky builder who also won the Set For Life Draw celebrated by buying his workmates a round of bacon butties.
Paul Bevans, 50, picked up the breakfast rolls from his favourite cafe and told his pals: “Tuck in, I’ve won the lottery.”
Meanwhile, another man who won the £10k-a-month jackpot said his life has changed forever after working as a plasterer for more than 20 years.
John Stembridge, 51, from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, said he almost threw away the ticket sitting behind the visor in his van – but something made him check it first.
Plus, a punter who won £90,000 revealed what he will buy first – but it's not for himself.
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This comes as a lucky builder celebrated winning the Set For Life drawby splashing out on a round of bacon butties for his workmates.
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