A factory worker has become one of Britain's biggest ever lottery winners and has said the £71million prize "bloody will change me", vowing not to be be "one of these winners" who say everything will stay the same.
The winner of the EuroMillions jackpot is Ade Goodchild, from Hereford, National Lottery operator Camelot said.
Mr Goodchild, 58, has already quit his job and 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 is the wealthiest singleton to go public, the National Lottery confirmed. He told of celebrating on Saturday by doing "what I was going to do anyway" and watching the Wales rugby union team clinch the Six Nations Grand Slam with his father.
He said: "(We had) slightly fancier beer than we would have, nice Italian beer, sent out for pizza and had some spicy wings - the sort of things millionaires do every Saturday."
Mr Goodchild, who has no children, added that watching Wales win had "felt more real than the lottery".
He claimed he always had a feeling he would win some money in his life.
"I've been doing the lottery since it started and even then before that I thought: 'I'll be rich one day, I'll have to be lucky to get it'," he said.
"Lucky is what I turned out to be. I'm just about the happiest bloke you could imagine."
He said he had an urge to check his ticket on Saturday, instead of waiting for Monday as usual, and did not realise he had won the jackpot at first when he scanned his ticket on the National Lottery App.
"It gave me the winning 'ping' sound and I thought I might have won a fiver or something," he said.
"But when I checked I thought hang on, it looks like I've won £71,000.
"I put my glasses on to double check and then spotted that it was the jackpot prize and that all my numbers were circled. I thought wow, a lot of people have shared the jackpot this week but fair play. Then I read the prize amount again and realised that it was actually £71 million and just one winner - me.
"It was then that I called my Mum and Dad. Their reaction was one of complete shock - I still don't think it's sunk in for them."
The winning prize - £71,057,439 - is the 15th highest in British lottery history.
Britain's biggest lottery winners
- Colin and Chris Weir (2011) - £161.7million
- Adrian and Gillian Bayford (2012) - £148.7million
- Anonymous (2018) - £121.3million
- Frances and Patrick Connolly (2019) - £115m
- Anonymous (2010) - £113million
- Neil Trotter (2014) - £108million
- Dave and Angela Dawes (2011) - £101.2million
- Anonymous (2015) - £93.4million
- Anonymous (2017) - £87.6million
- Anonymous (2010) - £84.6million
- Anonymous (2013) - £81.4million
- Anonymous (2018)- £77.8million
- Andrew Clark (2018) - £65.4million
- Anonymous (2014) - £73.2million
- Ade Goodchild (2019) - £71million
Winner eyes up new house, staff and dream holidays
Britain's 15th-biggest lottery winner has quit his job and is planning a spending spree after insisting his £71 million EuroMillions jackpot win will change his life.
Ade Goodchild 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: "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."
Mr Goodchild added: "I was not brought up to be wealthy but I'm going to have fun learning."
He bought his winning ticket from The Co-op on Ledbury Road in Hereford.
The winning numbers from the draw on Friday March 15 were 03, 15, 24, 42, 46, and Lucky Stars 09 and 12.