Self employed joiner wins £58m EuroMillions jackpot

A hardworking father is unable to celebrate his £58m lottery win due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Self-employed joiner Ryan Hoyle, 38, won £58,366,487 meaning he is in 20th place on the National Lottery millionaires' rich list.

He said he could not believe his eyes when he saw an email informing him of his win on Saturday morning.

Ryan said he likes to take his 11-year-old daughter to Spain each year but he has nothing booked or planned at the moment due to Covid-19.

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But when travel restrictions have been lifted, he said he would love to take her to see some of the waterparks in Florida and perhaps Disney too.

Ryan Hoyle winning message.

Ryan, who rents a one bed flat, said: “Right now I’m not focused on spending it on myself.

"I’m going to see the family right as well as my closest friends.

"Mum works at the local school as a cleaner and has been struggling with a sore hip for years, so it would be great to see her take early retirement straight away.

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"She was down for a hip replacement but all operations are on hold at the moment due to the Coronavirus crisis, so maybe I can help with that too.

"And this win means my dad can stop working at the factory by the end of the week too.

Ryan Hoyle.

“It’s also been a tough time for one of my brothers who recently suffered a brain haemorrhage.

"He is a digger driver and was due back at work soon, so I can help him now and it means he’s not forced to go back to work.

"Basically mum, dad and my brother can all retire this week.”

Ryan, who scooped the jackpot in Friday's EuroMillions draw, discovered the win while checking his emails at 6am on Saturday morning (April 18).

He said: "I always wake up early and was sat on the edge of my bed but couldn’t work out what I was looking at.

"The email linked to my account which looked like a lot of numbers and I thought it might be millions but I couldn’t believe what my eyes were seeing.

The 38 year old is now an amazing £58,366,487 better off

"I couldn’t make sense of it and really needed to talk to someone so I called Mum and Dad.

"It was 6am so they assumed that I had locked myself out of the flat somehow as it has happened before.

“I was shaking and really needed a second opinion so I jumped in the van and drove round to mum and dad’s house.

"I stuck to the government guidelines and kept a safe distance outside and passed the phone through the window for them to double-check for me.

"They even checked my numbers against another website, just to be sure. It was real – I had won £58M!

“Dad congratulated me from inside their house whilst Mum shouted out if she could retire now?

"I replied yes!"

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Ryan managed to celebrate at a distance with his brothers, who live close by and where he has been recently working in his spare time.

He added: “We sat apart drinking beer on Saturday afternoon in the sunshine and tried to let the news sink in.

"I just couldn’t be alone but we kept more than two metres apart.

"I needed to talk to them and ask their advice. It was a nice afternoon and it really helped with the shock.”

Ryan has been helping to refurbish his brother's house and he doesn’t plan on quitting the job despite his big windfall.

He said: “I’m nearly done so will see the job through. After that, who knows? Not sure I need the work at the moment!”
Ryan currently drives a two-year-old white works van so would like to treat himself to a proper car so he can drive himself and his 11-year-old daughter around.

He added: “I haven’t driven a car in over five years and have no idea what the options are."

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