We smile at an unexpected windfall, and daydream all the harder when times are tough | Rachel Cooke

  It might be hard to imagine a £184m lottery win but, as people increasingly struggle to pay bills, we can all indulge in more modest, daily treatsI didn’t plan to begin my Friday morning with a little light Googling of new cars. I can’t afford to buy one myself. But having dived down this unexpected rabbit hole, I was at least able to confirm my hunch that Joe Thwaite, who with his wife, Jess,has just won £184m on the National Lottery , could – and doubtless will – do a lot better than the Skoda Superb Estate when he comes to upgrade his battered Hyundai. According to What Car?, if space is a luxury, the Superb is indeed one of the world’s most luxurious vehicles. However, size isn’t everything. Road roar could be a problem. The Thwaites, newly released from the need to budget, as well as from the scorn of any Alan Partridge-types they may know, should seriously consider “a premium German or Swedish badge”. Continue reading... .. Full story on theguardian.com 

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