A MAN scooped a £21million lottery jackpot, immediately retired and splashed the cash on a lucrative hobby just some can dream of doing.
Cliff Little, from north Queensland, fulfilled his dream of proudly owning a racehorse and it’d even be his ticket to profitable additional tens of millions.
The Aussie took house the mega-jackpot 4 years in the past and could not imagine it.
“When I saw them (the numbers) come up, 1, 2 ,3, 12, 30, I said ‘oh! I’m getting more than my money back,'” he instructed 9News.
“They rang up and I said ‘who the hell are you?’ He was from lotto and I said ‘yeah, right. He confirmed it and I said; “oh, I cannot return to sleep.”
The former incapacity employee resigned from his job the subsequent day and rapidly beginning to dosh out his winnings.
He purchased houses for his kids after which splashed his cash on a dream sports activities automotive – a crimson Toyota Supra.
Next, the lottery winner set his eyes – and cash – on horse racing.
He now owns a number of profitable thoroughbreds, however his delight and pleasure is Cifrado.
The favorite horse allegedly value him £172k, but it surely’s paid for itself twice over already.
The two-yr-previous colt has reportedly introduced house the staggering sum of £483k.
Cifrado is ready to compete in the prestigious $1million JJ Atkins Plate at Eagle Farm quickly, and has a good likelihood of a first place end, which might safe his proprietor £536k.
Cliff has admitted that profitable the lottery does not come near the feeling of profitable a horse race.
“People might scoff at this, but the money is great – but it’s only of secondary importance when you see the cups,” he instructed 9News.
“Lotto’s a game of chance, winning a group one with the trainer training a horse, getting a jockey primed, that’s the excitement.”
The fortunate man is so keen about the sport he is even been investing in native jockeys.
He donated £10,700 to Cairns Turf Club and Cairns Jockey Club, News.com.au reported.
“I hope it could create extra curiosity in racing as a result of further prize cash brings good horses and likewise is an added attraction for racegoers,” Little stated.
“Anything we are able to do to advertise native racing is nice.”
Elsewhere, the story of a Euromilions lottery winner who scooped £6.5million ended up turning into a tragedy.
British Ryan Magee ended up splitting from his spouse, crashing his ferrarri and promoting house.
Meanwhile, a lady has instructed of how her husband laughed at her for enjoying the postcode lottery, telling her it was a waste of cash.
Rachel Fearns proved him fallacious when the full-time mum-of-4 scooped a staggering £756k solely six months later.