Latest EuroMillions Winner Named and Twitter Scam Detected

The latest big EuroMillions has come forward and he hasn’t elected to remain anonymous, and so we can name the £71,000,000 British EuroMillions winner as Ade Goodchild, who collected his bumper jackpot last week.

The 58-year-old factory worker from Hereford says he isn’t one of those winners who say this win won’t change me, he wants to travel, find a lovely new home and make some major life changes. Mr Goodchild is currently in the process of quitting his job at the metal factory where he has worked for the last 24 years and cannot wait to get his new life started!

However, last weekend it looked as though he was being extra specially generous as a Twitter account in his name offered to make ten people millionaires to share in his good fortune.

The tweet read:

“I never ever thought I would have this kind of money in my life but God works in mysterious ways,” read the tweet. “But whose to say other people can’t share my blessings. Therefore I am running a giveaway.

“I will choose 10 people to give £1 million to. Simply retweet and follow to enter. GL!!”

Maybe unsurprisingly, the tweet went viral, receiving 45,000 retweets in less than 24 hours, maybe less unsurprisingly, the tweet turned out to be fake and not from the latest lottery winner at all. The National Lottery gave a statement warning people that if something seems too good to be true then it probably is, and the account from which the tweet was sent has now been suspended.

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