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Millionaire Matt's flying high
Matt Myles was working long, hard shifts as an electrical engineer in a factory when a EuroMillions ticket he bought on the spur of the moment netted him a £1 million win. Before his feet could even hit the ground he was ready to jet off on the round-the-world adventure of a lifetime.
Matt, 27, from Hereford, was about to punch the clock on another shift at the factory when he checked a EuroMillions ticket he'd bought on a whim. He didn't match the winning jackpot numbers and was about to bin his ticket when he remembered that he also needed to check the all-important UK Millionaire Raffle numbers – and then his whole life changed.
The first three letters caught my eye – PCC," he said. "
I then checked the rest and couldn't believe what I was seeing; they all matched."
It didn't take long for Matt to decide what to do with his incredible windfall. By the very next day, he had quit his job, packed his bags and set off to see the world.
I love travelling," he said, "
and have some good friends in Indonesia who were still up when I found out I had won, so I FaceTimed them to tell them my news. They were all so excited for me they said I should fly out and join them. It was an invitation that I just couldn't refuse – so the next day my brother and I as well as two of my best friends all decided to book flights and go!"
Matt's already been to Indonesia and Thailand, and he's also been to Brazil for the World Cup – where we're sure England's disappointing results haven't dampened his spirits too much, since next he's off to Ibiza to keep the party going.
And after that, what's next for the young millionaire?
I'll probably come home to see my family over Christmas," Matt said, "
but other than that I have no idea when I'll be back. Winning has changed my life overnight and from now on I really do feel like the world is my oyster!"
Watch this video of Matt's incredible adventures.
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