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Man who scooped over £1.2m to become biggest Postcode Lottery winner says stepdad 'predicted' it

A man who scooped £1.2m on the lottery has said his stepfather predicted his jackpot win the day before.

Kevin Jones, from Llandrindod Wells in Powys, plans to spend some of the money on a nearby chalet so he can have his own garden again.

He will be leaving his top-floor flat in favour of a local residential park.

Unemployed Mr Jones, 58, said his stepdad John Davies called him the day before his win to say he would get a big prize.

But Mr Jones, a father of three, was insistent the most he'd get would be £2,000.

"I'm still shocked, I don't really know how to feel, it just won't go in," he said.

"My (stepfather) said to me yesterday, 'get a Bentley and show them' and I said, 'I'm only going to get a grand, or a couple of grand at the most'.

"But he said, 'no, it's your turn now'."

Mr Jones added: "I don't need much. I always say it's the simple things in life."

He has become the winner of the People's Postcode Lottery's biggest prize after scooping £1,210,914 in the January draw.

He was the only person with the exact winning postcode - and had bought three tickets.

"I totally forgot about the other two tickets," Mr Jones said.

"It's going from one extreme to the other, going from living day by day, hand to mouth, to this extreme."

He also said: "I've been dreaming about the chalets for a long time. Every time I pass the place, I imagine living there. It's nice and quiet and I'm sure the people would be really friendly.

"I've always loved my garden and, since I've been here, I've not had one. That would give me one again. Now my dream can come true."

Mr Jones said he also plans to buy a car with the money, as well as going on a Caribbean cruise.

The Formula One fan is hoping to visit Silverstone for the British Grand Prix.

He also hopes to head to Anfield for the first time to see his beloved Liverpool FC in action.