MATTHEW’S impressive win has catapulted him into the The National Lottery Rich List.
His £17,799,986 windfall is the ninth largest jackpot ever paid out since the first Saturday draw was launched in 1994.
There is only one other winner from Sussex in the Rich List, which lists the top ten Lotto jackpot wins.
Paul Maddison and Mark Gardiner, just down the road in Hastings, won a colossal £22,590,829 between them on June 10 1995.
It remains the largest Lotto jackpot win to date.