£108m Euromillions jackpot winner named as Coulsdon man Neil Trotter, owner of Mitcham garage Chameleon Coachworks

Neil Trotter who won the £108m Euromillions jackpot, with his partner of eight years Nicky Ottaway

Neil Trotter who won the £108m Euromillions jackpot, with his partner of eight years Nicky Ottaway

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A car mechanic who always knew he would be a millionaire has done just that - banking a massive £108m EuroMillions jackpot.

Neil Trotter, 41 from Coulsdon, owner of Mitcham repair garage Chameleon Coachworks, scooped the jackpot - Britain's fourth largest lottery win - on Friday.

He bought the winning ticket from Londis in Wallington Corner, Wallington, on the day of the draw.

After being unveiled at press conference in Dorking this morning, he said he was so confident he would win he told people on Friday that "this time tomorrow" he would be a multi-millionaire. 

Checking his ticket on Friday night Neil Trotter was pleased when he saw he had the first three numbers.

And as the other balls came out of the machine he realised he had won the lot.

His winning numbers were 6,24,25,27,30 and 'lucky stars' 5 and 9.

Mr Trotter, who is also racing driver, said: "I went as white as a sheet and my partner Nicky said 'what's wrong?' and I said "I have won the lottery."

Then I phoned my dad up and said I have won the lottery, I have won the lot.

"I said I have won £108m and he said 'what have you been drinking?'

The 41-year-old is a keen racing driver and most recently took part in the BMW Compact Cup, where he came sixth out of 60.

At the moment he drives a Ford Focus so purchasing a new car is high on his agenda.
And he is thinking of buying a whole fleet of supercars.

He said: "There will be quite a few cars and we have to find somewhere to put them all.
"It's not an immediate thing to buy lots of stuff, I went to take my time and purchase wisely.

"It's early days yet and I don't know what I'm going to do. I just want to take stock of what I'm doing."

His partner of eight years, Nicky Ottaway, who appeared with him at the press conference today said on her shopping list are handbags and shoes - and a house.

She said: "There needs to be room for a pony and somewhere to put the cars."

The 33-year-old quit her job this morning and Mr Trotter is set to give up his Mitcham based business.

They also plan to holiday abroad too as soon as Mr Trotter has renewed his passport.

He added: 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.

"Still, being Trotters we were always going to be millionaires one day."

His win has catapulted him info fourth place in the National Lottery rich list.

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1:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Dani78 says...

Goodluck to the man....
Goodluck to the man.... Dani78
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1:43pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Sutton55 says...

Good Luck to you
Just hope that you are Sutton United Fan !!!!
Good Luck to you Just hope that you are Sutton United Fan !!!! Sutton55
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9:07am Wed 19 Mar 14

Adam trigger says...

Good luck to you mate great to see someone normal and hard working has won it . If u ever want a lake fishpond or any hard landscaping done then contact me at tatsfield aquatics . Adam trigger
Good luck to you mate great to see someone normal and hard working has won it . If u ever want a lake fishpond or any hard landscaping done then contact me at tatsfield aquatics . Adam trigger Adam trigger
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11:24am Wed 19 Mar 14

lotto_hopeful says...

Very many congratulations to the winner. I'm sure we would all love to pick up even a much smaller jackpot! For what it's worth, here's what I do to try and make that possible. I have my own little just-for-fun page which generates personal quick pick (lucky dip) numbers. As I say, it is only for fun, but you never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it.
Very many congratulations to the winner. I'm sure we would all love to pick up even a much smaller jackpot! For what it's worth, here's what I do to try and make that possible. I have my own little just-for-fun page which generates personal quick pick (lucky dip) numbers. As I say, it is only for fun, but you never know your luck! Look out for VillaLibra Lucky Numbers if you want to see if you can locate it. lotto_hopeful
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