Sussex Lorry Driver Scoops £17.8m

A lorry driver who scooped £17.8 million on the National Lottery said today he only bought the winning ticket on a whim as he stopped off to buy a pint of milk.

Matthew Breach, 37, from Battle, East Sussex, won the windfall last Wednesday after he matched six numbers in the Lotto triple rollover jackpot.

Mr Breach, who has played the lottery ever since it began always using the same numbers, said his winning ticket was from random numbers.

He said: "I stopped to buy a pint of milk on my way home from work and got four lucky dips as well.

"I do two lines on a Saturday, and two on a Wednesday, which I've always done, and these were just extras.''

Speaking at a press conference at the Ashdown Park Hotel in Wych Cross, he said he was not sure what he would do with the money but would probably buy a sports car and go on holiday.

He said: "Me and my friend always used to talk about if we won the lottery and now I've won it I don't know what to do.

"I just still feel like it's a dream and it's not real, and I keep pinching myself all the time and checking my phone to make sure the numbers are there, and they are.''

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