The first ever winner of the Lottery’s Set For Life to go public has revealed how he ditched his job at Amazon the day after he found about his win, giving his reason as ‘won lottery/retirement’.
Dean Weymes, who worked in the transport department for the retail giant, hadn’t bothered to check his numbers on the evening of the competition and arrived at work as normal at 7am on July 30.
But when he finally did check, during his first break of the day, he said that he realised: ‘I don’t have to be here if I don’t want to be here.’
‘I take my first break after 11am, I went out, got my phone out and checked my numbers, and found out I had won,’ he said today.
‘My break is 15 minutes, but I think I did a break abuse, I think by about 10 minutes. I went back in, sat on my computer for five minutes, and said ‘I’m sick’ and went home.
‘The following day I went in to quit, I went to HR and said I have to leave, they said to fill out the form, which said ‘why are you leaving?’