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Ilford lottery winner 'not bothered' about second win

2013-03-14 22:40:04

A man who won the lottery for the second time in less than two years has said he is "not that bothered" about his latest win.

George Traykov, from Ilford, won £1m in EuroMillions Millionaire Raffle in September 2011.

The 45-year-old picked up £160,873.80 in a EuroMillions draw on 16 November, which he claimed after two months.

He said he missed the £12m jackpot by one number and that he had some more tickets which he is yet to check.

The Bulgarian property developer, who is an avid skydiver and father of a 13-year-old girl, said: "The first win enabled me to make a few changes in my life, most importantly sending my daughter Elaine to private school and maintaining her skydiving training."

But speaking about his latest win he said: "I wasn't really that bothered - nothing compares with skydiving."

He added: "I missed the big jackpot by one number."

Mr Traykov, who always plays the lucky dip, said he will not be moving away from Ilford, where he first came to live in 1995.

He plans to go on a holiday to Cancun, Mexico, for a few weeks before refurbishing his three bedroom home.

"I've always worked very hard and never spent more than I have so money has never been a major problem for me," he said.


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