Cabinet-maker wins pounds 12m jackpot

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Last week a cabinet-maker, this week a multi-millionaire. David Ashcroft, a 30-year-old Liverpudlian, was confirmed yesterday as the single winner last weekend of the pounds 12.3m National Lottery jackpot.

He realised he had won the pounds 12,353,263 fortune while at home watching the draw on television, and slept with the ticket under his pillow until he could collect his prize. True to new-millionaire tradition, Mr Ashcroft stressed the money will not change him. He wants to buy new equipment for his workshop, and treat his relatives. He set up in business at 17 with the help of a pounds 1,000 bursary from the Prince of Wales Trust and said the trust might also benefit from his new-found wealth.