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Lotto winner plans cars splurge

20 Mar 2014 at 11:18

A car mechanic has vowed to buy a fleet of supercars after claiming a £107.9 million Euromillions windfall.

Neil Trotter, 41, from Coulsdon, south London, plans to spend a chunk of his new-found fortune on upgrading his oil-stained Ford Focus for a shiny new McLaren.

However Mr Trotter, who runs Chameleon Coachworks, in Mitcham, south London, said he will be buying a new house with ample garage space before starting his supercar collection.

The self-confessed motor racing fanatic now plans to leave his day job to follow his passion for British touring car racing.

He also said his surname may open him up to some gentle ribbing in light of his recently-acquired wealth.

"Me and my dad thought we'd heard all the Only Fools And Horses jokes but I can see this is going to run and run," he said.

"Still, being Trotters, we were always going to be millionaires one day."

"I drive a Ford Focus at the moment. It's always been reliable but the steering wheel is black from oil off my hands and it's time for an upgrade," he said.

"There are a lot of stunning cars out there - I'm going to need a lot of garage space at the new house. I would love to own a hypercar - that would be amazing. Something like the McLaren, although I'm not sure how easy they are to get hold of."

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