A young, aspiring music producer from County Durham has hit the big time after scooping £1Million on EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker.
Alex Best, 21, who graduated from the University of Bolton last September, will use his newfound fortune to fuel his dream career in music event production. Thanks to the win, he no longer has to work part time and instead channel his energy into getting his dream job in the music industry.
“I love going to music festivals and gigs and my degree has helped me realise it’s what I want to do as a career. It’s what I love doing, hopefully I can go on tours with big music stars or work at festivals like Glastonbury.”
No more student debt
After three years at university, Alex had to scrimp like most students, but now all of his money worries are behind him.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling knowing that I’m now debt-free. Every student has money worries, working from paycheck to paycheck, so it’s just amazing to know I never have to worry again. This win is going to completely transform my life and those around me. It’s already shaping up to be the best year yet.”
Flash first car
Top of Alex’s shopping list is his first house and holidays abroad as well as a new car, but first he has to pass his test.
“I’ve been learning for about a couple of months and I’m just about to sit my theory test. I have my eyes on a few cars, I could even buy an Aston Martin but I’ll wait until I pass my test. How many graduates can say their first car was an Aston Martin?”
Winner, winner, chicken dinner
Alex was going about his daily routine when he bought a single EuroMillions Lucky Dip ticket, hours before the draw was set to close.
“I was just in the shop buying some last minute bits for dinner when I saw the draw advertised for that evening.”
It wasn’t until later the next day that Alex checked his ticket and discovered to his amazement that he was a big winner.
“I just stared at the screen, reading every letter and number again and again to make sure it was true. I was shaking like a leaf.”
Alex then asked his mum and step-dad to double check the winning ticket to ensure it was genuine. Still unconvinced, Alex visited a local store where they checked and confirmed he was a winner.
“The machine made a jingle which was enough to convince me I had actually won. It was the best feeling ever, knowing that I’m now officially a millionaire.”
24th January 2018
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