Gordon Rees, 64, from Nottingham, became an overnight millionaire three years ago when he won a life-changing £1 million prize on the EuroMillions lottery.
At the time of the win, the lucky EuroMillions lottery winner told lottery officials that he didn't want his life to change much at all. He also had no plans to stop working.
Now, three years later, he says, "I worked through until my 64th birthday.
He eventually took early retirement when the guilt of charging fares became too much.
He said: “I’ve always enjoyed driving, they were a great bunch of lads at the company I worked for. I always enjoyed the banter and everything like that.
"I came to the conclusion that with all that money in my pocket, I couldn’t bear to take any money off my customers so I decided to finish.”
At the time of his EuroMillions win, he had recently split from his long-term partner, lost his family home and was living in a two-bedroom flat on a council estate. Until he won the lottery of course.
Thanks to becoming an instant millionaire, Gordon was thankfully able to buy a house, a car, treat his children and enjoy numerous vacations. He did, however, not splash out too much and enjoyed spending time at a friend’s caravan in Skegness.
Other than that, he also treated himself to shares in his favourite football team, Notts County.
"I’m just a down to earth person who got lucky."
"I’m living the life now," he says. "It enabled me to retire a year early and obviously I've no money worries, I have my own house, I bought my car and I've been on a couple of nice holidays... and treated the kids."
To date, the content EuroMillions lottery winner said that he is still single. He is, however, planning a family holiday to Disneyland in the US.
The newly retired winner has ample time on his hands. He recently treated his family and friends to a party at his local pub to celebrate his 65th birthday. Partygoers were able to enjoy a free open bar and lots of laughter to celebrate this lucky winner's birthday.
Taxi drivers are lucky on EuroMillions
Over the years there have been numerous taxi drivers who have won big on the EuroMillions lotto game. It’s not just the fact that they all won big on the lottery that they have in common. It’s the fact that most of them vowed to keep on working!
75-year old, George Sturt
George Sturt, the 75-year-old taxi driver whose family won £26.1 million EuroMillions lottery draw, also told lottery officials that he had no intention of giving up work.
I have some lovely customers," he said. "They are friends,” he said.
When asked whether he would be buying a new cab, he said, "You must be joking, it's only done 150,000 and it is three years old."
At the time of the win, Mr Sturt, called his sons, Colin and Gary, who immediately thought that it was a joke.
Speaking to lottery officials, the lucky EuroMillions winner said that he’s a true believer in hard work and that he will insist that his children all continue to work.
"To give them the security of a roof over their heads is just great. I will expect them to work, we are from a hard-working family, and I've no doubt the family building firm will continue but it will certainly make a big difference to their start in life."
Another taxi driver who got lucky on EuroMillions is 63-year-old Murray McKenzie.
Speaking to lottery officials at the time of the win, he said, “I enjoy my job too much to stop working, but I’ll probably take my foot off the pedal by doing fewer hours.
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