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EuroMillions Lottery winner to scoop record £167 million

By Ellis Stephenson

A Kent EuroMillions winner has spoken out about what the money did for him and his family as the winner of a £167 million jackpot will be decided tonight.

Wayne Home was handed £1 million in 2014 after he bought a winning ticket.

He was at such a low point at the time that he had bailiffs knocking at the family home.

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The Homes mark their win with champagne

The Homes mark their win with champagne

But speaking to KentOnline he said the winnings had made sure he can make life for his wife, two daughters and a son comfortable and the pair now live mortgage free.

He also gave up his job as a project manager in IT, where he had to commute to London every day, to work closer to home as a part-time driver for charities in Sevenoaks.

The first thing Wayne and wife Desiree bought was a soft closing toilet seat.

LISTEN: What would you do with £167 million?

It comes as a whopping £167 million is up for grabs as a result of eight rollovers. The draw will be made at around 8pm.

If one single person wins it they will be worth more than Sir Tom Jones, but still less than Sir Rod Stewart.

Mr Home said: "I wouldn't say we've been splashing the cash because my wife was diagnosed with cancer at the time and we paid off the mortgage.

"What the win did for us is make our lives a lot more secure and enable us to help our families out as best as we could.

"What I'd say is it's a hell of a lot of money for an individual.

"With that amount of money you can do so much good."


 Five things you could do with £167 million

1 - After £2 million was knocked off the asking price last week, you could buy the £3 million former home of Charles Dickens, Bleak House, 55 times.

2 - You could have your very own Stockbury roundabout. Last month plans were announced for a £100 million upgrade of the interchange.

3 - Last year the recommended retail price of a Freddo went up to 25p. If you won the jackpot today you could buy 668 million of them.

4 - A luxury round the world cruise would set you back a mere £50,000 per person.

5 - Overnight you would be worth more than Robbie Williams, who has £150 million to his name.


 

Readers have been commenting about what they would spend the winnings on.

Jaygfc posted: "I would buy Gillingham Football Club."

Meanwhile, slip_digby wrote: "Take my girlfriend on a world tour. Buy a handful of restaurants and bars around the world, including a venue for stand up comedy and live music. Buy a couple of pubs in the UK.

"Start up a recording studio charity for struggling bands. Buy as many vintage synthesizers as possible. Climb Mount Everest. Flit between Australia and the UK to make the most of the sun and write music."

Karen Packer on Facebook suggested she could set up rescue kennels in the UK, Spain and USA.

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