Lucky 25! How lottery winners have spent their millions

The National Lottery is marking its 25th anniversary with a picture uniting some of its biggest-ever winners from more than 5,500 millionaires created since the first draw.

The 25 individuals from each year of the lottery's existence, with a combined fortune of more than £110m, have posed for a Vanity Fair-style photo by celebrity photographer Sven Arnstein to mark the milestone.

The line-up includes 84-year-old Brian Caswell, from Bolton, who won £24.9m in 2009 and Bev Middleton, 40, from Bradford, who received £14.5 million in 2017.

Mr Caswell, who now lives in a five-bedroom detached home with his wife Jean, 82, said his EuroMillions windfall not only paid for the new property, but for potentially life-saving surgery.

He said: "Five years ago, I needed an emergency quadruple bypass, and instead of waiting, our daughter researched the top surgeon and I paid to go private – so the lottery has kept me healthy as well as happy."


While new homes and cars are common purchases, Cheryl Brudenell, from Stockton-on-Tees, used part of her £916,915 winnings to pay for what she calls her "Robbie Hobby".

Since 2001, the 52-year-old, who won in 1997, has watched singer Robbie Williams perform around 40 times across the world.

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Image: One winner has spent part of her fortune on her 'Robbie Hobby'

Since the first draw on 19 November 1994, the National Lottery has paid out more than £71bn in prizes and raised £40bn to support thousands of projects and charities across the UK.

The lottery's senior winners' adviser Andy Carter said: "These are just a tiny fractionRead More – Source