Amazon worker ‘living the dream’ after £10,000-a-month lottery win
Dean Weymes, 24, has now quit his job to pursue his dream career as a script writer.
An Amazon worker who scooped a lottery win of £10,000 per month for the next 30 years has quit his job to pursue his dream career as a script writer.
Dean Weymes, 24, of Peterborough, said it felt “unreal” to have won the top prize on the National Lottery’s Set For Life draw on July 29.
He is the fourth person to win the top prize since the game launched in March, and the first of them to go public.
Mr Weymes was playing for the first time online when his Lucky Dip ticket matched five main numbers and one Life Ball.
“It is just incredible,” said Mr Weymes, who is a fan of film and theatre. “I am 24 and I am now literally set for life!
“After discovering my win, I knew exactly what I was going to do next.
“Getting £10,000 every month allows me to start working through my bucket list.
“I have always wanted to fulfil my dream to become a script writer and this now allows me the freedom to do it.
“I didn’t have to give it a second thought – I quit my current role so I can begin to work on the job I have always wanted.
“It is an incredible feeling that I will be getting £10,000 every month for 30 years – I literally am living the dream!”
Mr Weymes, who worked shifts and weekends in the transport team at Amazon before the win, continued: “I studied screen writing at university as this has always been a passion of mine but I have never been able to do anything with this.
“It was always my dream to become a script writer.
“I love films and the theatre and now I can do something with this!
“I can turn my passion into a job – something I never thought I could do!”
He said a hot air balloon ride and a tandem skydive are also on his bucket list.
“I cannot actually believe that I am really going to be able to do these things – and do them right now,” he said. “Everything still seems quite unreal – the news really is still sinking in.”
Mr Weymes, who currently lives with his sister Sarah, who introduced him to Set For Life, says a deposit for a home of his own is also high on the priority list, together with a family trip to Disneyland.