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Stuart Andrew Sussex from Bridgwater is celebrating after winning half-a-million pounds in the June 6th Thunderball draw, and there’s no surprise how the Disney fan plans on spending some of his winnings.

Stuart, 28, was already in a celebratory mood at his sister-in-law’s 30th birthday party and when his cousin checked the lottery results online using his phone the evening became even more special.

The lucky winner always plays the same ‘lucky numbers’ for each of the three weekly Thunderball draws, so when he saw the winning numbers he knew he was in the money: “I had to double check, but then the birthday party turned into a double celebration and we ordered a couple of bottles of Champagne – on tab!”

Sussex lives with his mum and dad and is a massive Disney fan, so he’s looking forward to enjoying a Disney cruise in the near future: “My Mum and Dad have been on a few cruises and always enjoy them, so I thought it would be nice to try. I love Disney and went to Disneyland Paris four years ago. So I’d love to do something like that again.”

There are four ships on which Disney Cruises can be enjoyed: Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy. All four go on cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas. Stuart should be in absolute heaven if he does go on his dream Disney Cruise. They feature ship’s horns that play such Disney classics as ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’ from ‘Pinocchio’, ‘Be Our Guest’ from ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Hi Diddle-Dee-Dee (An Actor’s Life for Me’) from ‘Pinocchio.’ He won’t be at risk of gambling away his winnings, as the family cruise liners don’t have on-board casinos.

He also plans to buy new cars for his dad, his brother and sister-in-law with an Audi and a Family Estate on the shopping list. Stuart’s winning numbers were 1, 13, 18, 23, 34 and Thunderball 14.The winning ticket was bought in Sainsbury’s at The Clink Retail Park in Bridgwater.

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