AN UNEMPLOYED mechanic who beat cancer, Les Scadding, from Caerleon, south Wales, has spoken of his joy at scooping Britains largest lottery prize. Mr Scadding has been out of work since last Christmas and was 68 overdrawn on his bank account on the day he bought his lucky ticket in the Euromillions. The 58-year-old who lives in Caerleon, near Newport, South Wales, with his wife Samantha Peachey-Scadding, 38, said they had not slept since checking the numbers online on Saturday. The jackpot win of 45,570,835.50, has not come as a complete surprise to Mr Scadding however as he always believed he would one day win the lottery. It is a funny thing with my family but for the last 12 years I have always said Im going to win the lottery, said Mr Scadding, who has three grown-up children from his first marriage. My family all laughed at me. My daughter, who lives in Abu Dhabi, always asked 'Have you won the lottery? and I would say next time. Mr Scadding said had he remembered to take his lottery card with his usual numbers on when he visited Tesco last week, he would not be a multi-millionaire. He instead opted for two lucky dips with a 2 stake. I believe in fate, he added. Mrs Peachey-Scadding, who runs her own marketing and PR business and regularly works 14-hour days, said the couple have hardly had chance to think about what they will spend their vast fortune on. They did however say their favourite destination is Barbados and they plan to buy a place there. Mr Scadding said he also wants to get a black Range Rover Sport. I have never, ever, in my whole life owned a new car, he said. Im going to buy one now. The couple who scooped 45.5 million in the Euromillions jackpot have been named as Les Scadding and his wife Samantha Peachey-Scadding from Caerleon, south Wales. Mr Scadding discovered that he and his wife had won the jackpot after going to a Tesco supermarket in Newport, South Wales, on Saturday evening to buy some groceries. He decided to check his Euromillions ticket on the way out of the store, at which point he was told to contact Lottery operator Camelot. When I asked the people behind the counter to check the numbers the machine just printed out a pink slip telling me to contact Camelot, said Mr Scadding. I thought I might have won around 50,000 and I rushed home to tell Samantha. After frantic double checking online, he said: It was a very funny couple of minutes. We just looked at each other while it sunk in before we got on the phone to Camelot. They are thought to be the seventh set of lottery millionaires to come from Gwent in the last three years. A group of IT workers from Liverpool were also celebrating their share of Fridays night whopping 91 million jackpot. Taking the news in their stride, the couple decided to celebrate over Sunday lunch with Mrs Peachey-Scaddings mother in their favourite restaurant, The Priory in Caerleon. Mr Scadding said: We always go to The Priory, as I know the owner really well, so we wouldnt have gone anywhere different. We ordered a couple of bottles of champagne and just had a quiet chat about it all, and tried to let it all sink in. Mr Scadding, who has three grown-up children from his first marriage, is a qualified mechanic but has worked for many years as a driver. He is currently out of work, and had been looking for temporary driving contracts until his incredible win on Friday. His wife runs her own marketing company from home. She said: There is quite a lot of pressure involved in running your own business, and Ive been working 12-hour days recently. This win means I can take my foot off the pedal and relax a bit. Mr Scadding, who is a grandfather of six, discovered he had testicular cancer about five years ago. Im very lucky to be here, having suffered with cancer, he said. I think somebody decided I have got to wait until now because Im going to win the lottery. He said he had been a kept man since being unemployed but would be making sure the roles were reversed from now on. I think at first it is a bit of a novelty (being unemployed), he said. You can play a bit of golf and see the lads. - Telegraph