A young man has turned into the first public winner of the National Lottery Set For Life and will presently get £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.
Dean Weymes, 24, from Peterborough, scooped the top prize after he matched five primary numbers and one Life Ball while playing the new National Lottery game for the first time yesterday. This means he will have received a whopping £3.6m by the time he turns 54.
Dean said: “This win will mean lots of extra spending money. I am now worry free for the rest of my life. Everything still seems quite unreal – the news really is still sinking in. I cannot actually believe that I am really going to be able to do these things – and do them right now.”
The budding screenwriter says he is ‘living the dream’ and even quit his part-time job in the transport team at Amazon.
He added: “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 scriptwriter 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.”