Lottery winner living 'Scottish dream' after hitting millionaire jackpot

Steve Glover uprooted his life in Devon after scooping the seven-figure sum in March 2023.

Lottery winner ditches life in Devon for ‘Scottish dream’ after hitting millionaire jackpot The National Lottery

A millionaire lottery winner is living his “Scottish dream” after ditching his life in England for the Highlands.

Steve Glover, 73, swapped his home in Devon for the scenic landscapes of the Highlands after hitting the £1m jackpot in March 2023.

The retired taxi driver swapped his cab for a classic Bentley and treated himself and his best friend to two luxurious motorhomes, setting off on a 1,000-mile road trip to find his dream home in Scotland.

Mr Glover couldn’t believe his luck after winning the seven-figure prize days after vandals broke in to his old caravan.

He said: “Clearly I’m not destined to be practical for too long because when I saw the old Bentley for sale, I couldn’t help myself and splashed out on it as a pre-Christmas treat!

“I’ve also invested in an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) with various attachments to help me manage my land, and to top it off, an old Land Rover pick-up, simply because I couldn’t say no when it was offered!

“For someone like me, who has always loved anything with an engine, being in this wonderful position to ‘play’ is an absolute dream – I’m like a kid in a sweet shop.

Retired taxi driver Steve Glover says he was 'fed up' thinking his Scottish dream wouldn't happen. Photo: National Lottery.The National Lottery

“I can still remember the moment I checked the Lotto results on my tablet and instantly recognised my numbers.

“I had to call my best mate, and then my ex-wife, asking each to read the numbers to me, just to be sure I wasn’t looking at the wrong thing.

“I still pinch myself at how much has changed for me. A week before my win, an old caravan I was doing up was broken into and vandalised.

“I was feeling pretty fed-up thinking that my Scottish dream would never happen, and then Lady Luck smiled on me and the rest, as they say, is history.

“For 30 years I’ve been driving people around in taxis and now I get to drive around in my perfect motor – I am absolutely overwhelmed with how life has turned out.”

Mr Glover bought a property 20 miles south of John O’Groats a year after scooping the win, a region he says first fell in love with when he was based at RAF Leuchars.

He added: “I was driving for the RAF Go-Kart race team during my time at Leuchars and you could say that the RAF gave me my two great loves in life – Scotland and a fascination for just about anything with an engine.”

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