Irish man scoops £10,000 each month for next 30 years in UK lotto
What a win!
An Irish man who has won £10,000 a month for the next 30 years in the UK Lotto has quit his job to pursue his dream career as a scriptwriter.
Dean Weymes, originally from Dublin, won £3.6 million (€3.9million) as part of the National Lottery’s ‘Set For Life’ jackpot prize.
The quirk of the prize is that he will have £10,000 deposited in his account each month for the next 30 years.
Weymes is the fourth person to win the top prize since the game launched in March, but he is the first of the winners to go public.
He revealed that he has quit his job and is focusing on his childhood ambition of becoming a scriptwriter.
“I have always wanted to fulfil my dream to become a scriptwriter and this now allows me the freedom to do it," Weymes said. "I didn’t have to give it a second thought.
“It is an incredible feeling that I will be getting £10,000 every month for 30 years – I literally am living the dream.”
As for what he plans to do in the immediate future, Weymes has a bucket list of things he wants to tick off including a family trip to Disneyland before he puts a deposit on his dream home.
“I cannot actually believe that I am really going to be able to do these things – and do them right now," he said.
"Everything still seems quite unreal – the news really is still sinking in.”