❚ EuroMillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes, of Cambridgeshire, had 101 million reasons to splurge on their 2011 wedding, but instead had a simple do in Gretna Green with five guests.

❚ Les Scadding and his wife Samantha Peachey-Scadding,  from South Wales, could only stomach a Vauxhall Corsa and trip to Menorca after their £46m windfall.

❚ Bob Westland, a sub-postmaster from Scotland, had a £3.7m windfall but, at 57, insisted he was set in his ways and would only purchase a local hotel to run as a family business.

❚ Californian grape inspector Jim Kitauchi may be £19m richer, but it doesn’t mean he’ll take a holiday. His wife, Leslie, a nurse, doesn’t like to leave the US, you see.


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Andrew Seaton, 28
Job: Corporate sporting events hospitality salesman
From: Adelaide
Lives: Shepherd’s Bush

How do you budget?
I get travel, food and bills out of the way each month, then put the rest towards Europe trips, festivals, soccer and gigs.

Any money-saving tips for living in London?
When you try to lay low for a while, it’s impossible because there is always something on. But buying a monthly travel card and a big load of groceries, rather than completing a load of small shops, can help.

Last big blow-outs?
Easter in Scandinavia, a seafood platter in Venice, and a £100 cab ride from Ascot to Hammersmith spring to mind.

What non-essential items do you spend money on?
Live music. But seeing some of the biggest bands perform in the UK has been worth every penny.