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Lottery winner reveals 'Pretty Woman' shopping moment

Neil Trotter and partner Nicky Ottaway who won £108m on Euromillions Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The partner of Euromillions winner; Nicky Ottaway revealed experiencing a 'Pretty Woman' moment when she went shopping for an expensive handbag yesterday

"I just asked the sales guy how much it was and he said £1100 but had already turned his back and was walking away from us, so we thought fine! We won't buy it then!" she told journalists at a press conference this morning.

She said she hopes the sales person is regretting the comment now.

Julia Roberts played a character in the film Pretty Woman who was given the cold shoulder by shop assistants whilst trying to buy designer clothes.

"We just couldn't believe it"

Neil Trotter and partner Nicky Ottaway want a house with room for a pony Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

"We just couldn't believe it" Surrey Euromillions winner Neil Trotter told journalists this morning of the moment he checked his Euromillions ticket. He told gathered press that top of his shopping list is 2 cars and a house with room for a pony.

The car mechanic from Coulsdon also revealed he hasn't been able to sleep much since Friday.

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Win ranks fourth on Lottery Rich list

The win is the first UK Euromillions jackpot this year Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

After the as-yet unnamed man came forward to collect his winnings, a National Lottery spokesman said:

"We're delighted Friday's ticket-holder has come forward to claim this amazing prize. This massive win ranks fourth biggest on the National Lottery Rich list and is the first EuroMillions jackpot to be won here in the UK so far this year."

The winner will be unveiled at Wotton House in Dorking this morning.

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Surrey Euromillions winner nets £107.9m

Camelot will today reveal the identity of a lucky car mechanic who scooped a staggering £107.9 million on the Euromillions.

The mystery man, who is also a racing driver, will discuss his plans for the future when he speaks at an event later.

The claimant, from Coulsdon, in Surrey, had the only ticket to hit the jackpot from Friday's draw, making him the National Lottery's fourth biggest winner.

The sum could help the winner buy their own Greek island such as Omfori, being advertised for just over £41 million, and a Lamborghini Veneno, one of the world's most expensive cars at a cost of £2.4 million, and still have plenty left to spend.

Lottery winner who works late shifts 'discovers another world' after huge win

Last week, I had five days on late, and I found there was another world out there. I wasn't used to being off in the morning; I could lay in bed and not have to get up.

I could go walking off down the high street and shopping if I want to. I could have a beer if I wanted to. I'm not a big heavy drinker, but occasionally it's nice to go in the pub and have a pint and not have to worry about it.

I don't have to worry any more about what to do as I have money in the bank. I can treat colleagues at work, and would also like to see if we can give the residents some sort of do leading up to Christmas. The pressure's off

– Ron Elliott, National Lottery winner

Care home worker who won £8m says life won't change

A 67-year-old care home worker from South London insists his life will barely change after winning almost £8 million on the National Lottery. Ron Elliott was watching Saturday's live programme in the rented maisonette he shares with an old friend in Sutton. He won £7,959,312.

Because you work with old people who rely on you, you can't just sort of take time off. The others would be left with the work. They've got no option, they've got to rely on all. Half of them are bed-ridden and some have dementia. For that reason alone you make sure you're there to look after them. I'm quite happy for my life to keep ticking along.

Mr Elliott works 60-hour weeks earning in the region of £15,000 a year.

26ft high Lotto balls help promote price rise in London

Lotto tickets double in price to £2 from today and there have been a few signs around London to help people remember. Among them, a giant green Lotto ball embedded into a black cab and some 26 foot high balls floating down the Thames.

Giant green Lotto ball seen in central London today, embedded in a taxi Credit: PA Wire
26 foot Lotto balls floating down the Thames
26 foot Lotto balls floating down the Thames Credit: PA Wire
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