Lotto winner buys council house
Britain's most modest lottery winner is splashing out some of his £3.1 million winnings - to buy his own council house.
Charlie Gillion, 64, is one of 12 bus drivers in Corby who scooped a massive £38 million jackpot on the Euromillions earlier this year.
Mr Gillion along with wife Penelope, 65, a retired cleaner, chose to sit on the money until they decided what to spend it on.
Now, the millionaire couple have decided to buy their dream home - the £100,000 semi-detached council house they have lived in for 30 years.
Mr and Mrs Gillion still drive the same family car, still shop in their local ASDA and have shunned the idea of the "highlife" and "flash mansions".
The couple have not even been on holiday to celebrate their lottery scoop and admitted to happily "plodding along as before".
They have also ruled out the possibility of leaving Corby, where they have lived since 1982, so they can stay near to their friends.
Mrs Gillion, originally from Scotland, said: "We are still here at the moment. We have not moved on yet. We are still waiting to buy this place.
"We have not done much else really, Charlie still has the same car, we've not been anywhere - nothing has change much we are still just the same.
"We are just plodding along as before - we are not worried about buying flash cars or flash mansions or anything like that."
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what do you think?
Good on them. I would have the same attitude. I wouldn't move home, my car runs just fine and there is nothing I'm in desperate need of. My only change : I'd retire, instantly.
I'd be concerned more about people coming looking for money. To be honest, I'd probably sit on the money too, living my normal life. I wouldn't give up working though as I'd get bored otherwise.
It wouldn't be me I'm afraid! Bentley Continental GT, Ocean going Trawler Yacht & a few other essentials! For the love of God enjoy the money, this life is not a rehearsal, it's a 'one shot' event! Wake up, smell the coffee!
shouldnt he move to private housing and let someone who needs it move into the council house? ah no, he is rich now, he doesnt have to care about poor people any more!
why buy the ticket in the first place if no major changes were dreamt of???
What a waste. People like this shouldnt be allowed to enter.