New millionaire splurges on world tour

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What would you do if you won £1 million (S$2.12 million) in a lottery?

One Briton is living the dream. 

Mr Matt Myles, 27, was a factory worker before his unexpected windfall from the EuroMillions lottery two months ago. Since then, he has been to Hong Kong, Bali and Thailand. His latest trip? To Brazil to support England in the World Cup.  

Instead of living in a rented flat and working 12-hour night shifts, he is living out a fantasy - staying in luxury hotels, quaffing vintage champagne, driving supercars and enjoying plenty of female attention, reported The Mirror. 

The millionaire has been updating his Twitter to keep his many newfound fans informed on his latest hedonistic exploits. 

Next on his list: diving at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, ­bungee jumping into the Grand Canyon, canoeing the Amazon River, walking the Great Wall of China and seeing the pyramids in Egypt. 

According to The Mirror, the ex-soldier said: "I can’t stop laughing about how incredibly my life has changed. From travelling the world to meeting ­celebrities I couldn’t have made this up in my wildest dreams."

“They say money can’t buy happiness but I have never been happier.”

Mr Myles said he has set himself a spending limit of £100,000 for his travels.

He has invested half his winnings and is putting much of the remainder into establishing a property business with friends. He also hopes to train as an airline pilot, reported Daily Mail. 

Sources: The Mirror, Daily Mail

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