'I haven't suddenly become attractive overnight, but my wallet has': Winner of £71m jackpot says it will change his life

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."

Mr Goodchild, who is currently single, said anyone who he thinks he "couldn't have pulled" when he was poor has no chance now.

"I haven't suddenly become more attractive overnight, just my wallet has," he said.

The lucky man plans to take his Mum and Dad house shopping and hopes neither will work anymore.

He said: "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."

Ade bought his winning ticket from The Co-op, Ledbury Road in Hereford and the winning EuroMillions numbers from the draw on Friday 15 March 2019 were 03, 15, 24, 42, 46, and Lucky Stars 09 and 12.

He said the first purchase he made with his new found fortune was taking the Camelot team to lunch.