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“I stopped working and my life is boring”

Neil Trotter became a millionaire, bought a fancy house and race cars, but says nothing is the same without a job.

Neil Trottera mechanic who won $125 million for the succulent lottery prize is not as happy as we all think. In fact, now that he doesn’t have to work, he claims his life is “pretty bored”.

The lucky man from Coulsdon, south of London (United Kingdom), won in 2014 a jackpot of the Euromillones.

The life of this enthusiastic car lover took a turn, but not as he expected.

Neil Trotter admits that after he stops working his life is boring. .

I knew I was going to win the lottery

“I knew that one day I would be a millionaireand somehow I knew I was going to win the lottery,” he confessed in an interview broadcast by The Mirror.

He regularly reassured friends, co-workers, and family, almost as if he lacked sanity.

“I used to tell my father that I would have a house with a lake and he would say: ‘In your dreams, son, in your dreams,'” he added.

Neil even had a strange premonition about his fortune, prompting him to tell his father’s office staff on the day of his victory: “Tomorrow at this time I will be a millionaire.”

Neil Trotter shows off the huge check for the EuroMillions grand prize he won in 2014.

Neil Trotter shows off the huge check for the EuroMillions grand prize he won in 2014.

Just a few hours later, his EuroMillions Lucky Dip earned him £107,932,603.20 (something like $125 million), making him the fourth largest lottery winner in the country at that time.

A Jaguar and a Porsche with the mansion

The Camelot group, which runs the lottery, had suggested that he do nothing with his winnings right away.

However, true to his dream, he spent the cash on a spectacular mansion with its own lake located on 160 hectares of land.

Neil worked as a mechanic. And as expected, he also allocated part of the money to give himself a couple of tastes: traded in his ford focus for a jaguar and a porsche.

Neil always had a feeling that he would win the lottery.  Photo: AFP

Neil always had a feeling that he would win the lottery. Photo: AFP

Amid the hubbub, he made another expected decision: quit his job to immerse himself in his new life of luxury and leisure.

But far from what the world would imagine, some questions began some time later.

“Going from having to work to not having to work was a pretty strange thing to adjust to. I soon discovered that sitting at home watching tv all day was pretty boring“.

Celebration and joy of Trotter and his wife.  AP Photo

Celebration and joy of Trotter and his wife. AP Photo

Record EuroMillions Winners

Joe Thwaite, 49, and his wife Jess, 44, were the most recent winners of the biggest EuroMillions jackpot, after their ticket brought them a total of £184,262,899.10 ($214 million) in May of this year.

Two months later, an anonymous winner came forward to claim a £195 million ($226 million) jackpot.

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