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Lotto winner plans vineyard buy
Lotto winner Peter Heal
Peter Heal considers his possible move to France
An electrical engineer from Devon says he is thinking about buying a French vineyard and a Bentley after winning nearly 3m in a Lotto draw.

Peter Heal, 37, said he felt "sick" after seeing his numbers of 1, 13, 26, 38 ,41 and 47 drawn in Wednesday's game after buying his ticket online.

He said he would like to move to the Poitou-Charentes region of France, near Loire, where his parents live.

But he added he still intended to keep his house in Newton Abbot.

He won the jackpot of 2,855,067, but said he had also won 10 with his work syndicate at Western Power Distribution.

It is like a dream, I felt sick when the numbers came up
Peter Heal

He said he was not sure if he would go back to work.

He said: "I am really happy, it hasn't quite sunk in yet. It is like a dream, I felt sick when the numbers came up.

"I would like to buy a house in France, perhaps one with a vineyard.

"I'll keep my house in Newton Abbot, though," he said. "I'm also looking at getting a new car.

"I drive a Rover 200, now I've been looking at Bentley's website."


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