Amazon worker, 24, wins National Lottery fortune scooping £10k every month for 30 YEARS
- 6 Aug 2019, 13:01
- Updated : 12 Sep 2019, 16:57
AN Amazon worker has been left stunned after winning the National Lottery – scooping £10,000 every month for the next 30 years.
And the young man from Peterborough said he didn’t think twice – immediately quitting his job to follow his passion for script writing.
He’s the fourth person to win the Set for Life jackpot after it was introduced on March 18 this year.
And Dean will be sure to live in comfort thanks to the prize – which amounts to £3.6m in total – and puts him in the top two per cent of UK earners without having to lift a finger.
The young man said: “It is just incredible. I am 24 and I am now literally set for life!
“After discovering my win I knew exactly what I was going to do next. Getting £10,000 every month allows me to start working through my bucket list.
“I have always wanted to fulfil my dream to become a script writer 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 £10,000 every month for 30 years – I literally am living the dream!”
He had previously needed to work shifts and weekends, forced to put his passion for screen writing on the backburner.
But now Dean won’t even have to pay tax on his massive winnings.
Immediately celebrating the life-changing win, he added: “It was always my dream to become a script writer. I love films and the theatre and now I can do something with this! I can turn my passion into a job – something I never thought I could do!”
TOP PRIZE: How Set For Life works
Monday 18 March 2019 saw the inaugural draw of Camelot’s newest National Lottery game.
The jackpot is an annuity-style prize — a guaranteed ‘fat salary’ of £10,000 every month for 30 years.
While the way the top prize is paid out is new to National Lottery players, the way to play Set For Life is straightforward.
You pick five main numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ from 1 to 10, for the chance to win fixed prizes – with everything from the top prize of £10,000 a month for 30 years*, to the 2nd prize of £10,000 a month for one year* if you get all the main numbers and not the ‘Life Ball’, to £5 for matching just two main numbers.
If a winner passes away before receiving their entire prize money, it will go to their estate according to their will.
*Subject to prize capping – more information about prize capping will be available in the Set For Life Games Procedures.
Dean says at the top of his bucket list is a hot air balloon ride and a tandem sky dive: “I cannot actually believe that I am really going to be able to do these things – and do them right now.
“Everything still seems quite unreal – the news really is still sinking in.”
He has already booked a trip to Disneyland Paris with his family.
The median annual income in the UK is £29,400 for full-time employees, according to the most recent Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings.
It comes after a UK ticketholder successfully claimed a £123million EuroMillions jackpot – the third biggest win ever.
The new multi-millionaire chose to remain anonymous.
The owner of the winning ticket matched all five main numbers and two Lucky Stars – with the winning numbers 25, 27, 39, 42 and 46, with Lucky Stars 11 and 12.
Lotto organisers had put out a frantic appeal to the lucky punter to come forward amid fears they didn’t realise they had won.
The single UK ticket holder’s newly won fortune will catapult them into the Sunday Times Rich List of the 1,000 wealthiest people living in the UK or with British business links.
Other big winners who have gone public include Colin and Chris Weir, who won £161million on the EuroMillions in 2011.
Dean Weynes said he couldn't believe his eyes when he realised he had matched all the numbers and Life Ball in last week's national lotto