Lottery winner blows £100k on round-the-world trip

Will he be able to give up the high life when he comes home?

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Matt Myers in BrazilMatt Myles (right), a former factory worker who won £1 million on the lottery ten weeks ago, has given up work and embarked on an wildly extravagant round-the-world trip at the cost of £100,000. He's keeping a lid on it though, and once the £100,000 is spent he's coming home to start a new business.

Is this wise?

According to the Sunday People, Myles, a 27-year-old from Hereford, was working night shifts in a factory when he won £1 million, and didn't even wait for the money to hit his bank account before he boarded a flight to Indonesia with his brother Pete to start spending it. He's not trying to make the money stretch as far as possible: he is blowing it on wild experiences - and taking to Twitter to tell his friends all about it.

His trip has taken in Hong Kong, Bali, Thailand and Brazil for the World Cup. He also plans trips to Ibiza over the summer, followed by the US, China, Egypt and Australia - before volunteering in Africa He told the newspaper he'd never been so happy.

The Daily Mail reported that he has set a spending limit of £100,000. He has already invested £500,000, and says he will spend the rest starting a property business and training as an airline pilot.

This flies in the face of the typical advice to winners not to make any sudden changes or long-term decisions until the win has sunk in and they have had the time t consider the implications.

But is there anything wrong with enjoying the money while you can?

Roger Griffiths, a 42-year-old from Harrogate, might think so. He won £1.8 million on the lottery and took his family on five star holidays to Dubai. New York and Monaco - as well as numerous mini-breaks to Rome and Paris. He also tried to be fairly sensible after the initial heady days had passed: he and his wife invested in property and a beauty salon. Unfortunately by last year he told the press he had just £7 to his name - after getting too attached to living the high life, and his businesses failed to take off.

However, Luke Pittard, a 25-year-old from Cardiff, might disagree. He won £1.3 million on the National Lottery and left his job at McDonalds in the city. He bought a new home, had a spectacular wedding and holidays in the Canary Islands. However, far from getting used to the high life, he was bored by it, and missed work - so he returned to his old job saying: "To be honest, there's only so much relaxing you can do."

But what do you think? Could you have a taste of the high life then give it all up? Would you be tempted to enjoy the money if you won the lottery? or would you try to keep your head?