Ray’s love of maps helped him become the first £1million jackpot winner

Roy Tyler with his �1million cheque
Roy Tyler with his �1million cheque

A man from Leighton Buzzard has become the first £1million jackpot winner on online game GeoLotto.com.

Delighted Roy Tyler, 57, said: “I play GeoLotto because of the £1million jackpot and because I have always been obsessed with maps and locations.

“Call it destiny or intuition, I don’t know, but something was directing me towards Watford being the key to that million pound prize.

“I was just stunned when it finally happened. I often win £5 or £10 so when I saw how much it was I had to count the zeroes several times and then I just thought, ‘I’ve only gone and done it!’”

Roy, who works in manufacturing, now has an exciting list of things to do with the cash, including climbing Mount Fuji and visiting Mayan ruins at Chicen Itza as well as generously sharing his wealth with 30 charities.