A factory worker has quit his job and is planning a spending spree after insisting his £71 million EuroMillions jackpot win will change his life.
Ade Goodchild, 58, from Hereford, has his eye on a new house with a jacuzzi, “a few staff” and dream holidays to the Grand Canyon and the Pyramids.
After going public with his win on Wednesday, 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.
“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.
“I’m not a gardener but I’d like a bit of space for the dogs and a nice spot for my hammock on sunny days, so it would be good to have someone to take care of the view for me. I think I could also get used to a driver and even my own cook!”
Mr Goodchild, who is handing in his notice after working for more than 24 years at a metal factory in Hereford, will spend some of his windfall on his family who are originally from South Wales.
He said: “I am an only child and my parents have always been there for me. Like all parents, they worry about my mortgage, bills and how long I will have to work for. I’ve told my parents they can stop saving now and spend my inheritance.”