£108m jackpot winner reveals supercars dream

A car mechanic who scooped the £107.9 million Euromillions jackpot plans to buy a fleet of supercars with his new-found fortune.
Neil Trotter and Nicky Ottaway. Picture: GettyNeil Trotter and Nicky Ottaway. Picture: Getty
Neil Trotter and Nicky Ottaway. Picture: Getty

Neil Trotter, from Coulsdon, Surrey, also said he wants a new house, with ample garage space.

The 41-year-old, who runs a repair garage, became the National Lottery’s fourth-biggest winner on Friday night.

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He also said he is anticipating jokes about his surname and him becoming a millionaire.

“Me and my dad thought we’d heard all the Only Fools and Horses jokes but I can see this is going to run and run,” he said.

Mr Trotter was so confident he would win a prize he told staff at his father’s office last Friday that “this time tomorrow” he would be a multi-millionaire.

He said: “I took out my ticket to check the winning numbers and amazingly, one by one, they matched.

“I told Nicky, my partner, ‘I’ve done it, I’ve won the lottery’. But she told me to shut up and to stop being an idiot. Apparently, I turned white as a sheet and couldn’t sit still. I got her to check the numbers and she started screaming.”

Mr Trotter and Nicky Ottaway, 33, his partner of eight years, finally headed for bed at around 3am but had a restless night before calling Camelot first thing on Saturday.

They have already made plans to spend some of their fortune on cars, a new home and a holiday abroad – as soon as Mr Trotter has renewed his passport.

“I drive a Ford Focus at the moment. It’s always been reliable but the steering wheel is black from oil off my hands and it’s time for an upgrade,” he said.

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“I’m going to need a lot of garage space at the new house. I would love to own a hypercar. That would be amazing. Something like the McLaren, although I’m not sure how easy they are to get hold of.”

Top of the National Lottery rich list are Colin and Chris Weir, of Largs in Ayrshire, who banked a £161m Euromillions jackpot in July 2011.