Cristiano Ronaldo has a new neighbour; mystery multi-millionaire double lottery winner

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Wouldn't you like to win the lottery? How about winning it twice? Yeah, me too. Well, we can't all be that lucky - but one man can and indeed was. 

There's an incredible story coming out of Spain this week, and it revolves around a Chinese immigrant who worked in a restaurant as a kitchen assistant.

According to newspaper El Mundo, the unnamed man won the lottery. Twice. The first win came in the Spanish lottery, La Primitiva, and he pocketed a cool €1.8 million. Not too shabby at all. 

However the man then literally and metaphorically hit the jackpot again when he picked the right numbers in EuroMillions. His prize? €137 MILLION.

The wins are said to have both come in the space of eight months and surely makes the man the luckiest on the face of the planet.

By now you're probably asking; what has this got to do with football? Well actually you're probably not because all the information you need is in the headline but let's just go along with it for now - it's got everything to do with football because he's used his new-found riches to buy the house next door to Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo!

It's not known whether he's a Real Madrid fan but regardless he's rubbing shoulders with the elite of Spanish football now. 

Big win

Earlier this year Ronaldo allowed a film crew inside his Madrid house, and it offered a glimpse of what the lucky man's new pad might look like. The Portuguese superstar's villa, in La Finca where Gareth Bale and Zinedine Zidane also live, features a series of lavishly decorated bedrooms as well as an obligatory swimming pool. Oh, and a football pitch of course.

A potential problem for the lottery winner is that his new neighbour may well be on the move in the near future.

Ronaldo, whose contract expires in 2018, has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid for some time now, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain suggested as potential destinations. 

Despite the rumours, the 31-year-old recently insisted he will see out his contract at the Bernabeu before deciding where his future lies. 


"I want to stay here for two more years, and then we'll see about the future. That's the contract that I've got," he said. "Now what I have to do is try to win trophies and the Champions League once again.

"I've spent seven years in Spain and for me La Liga is the best in the world.

"I also spent six years in England, in Manchester, and this league is wonderful, very competitive, with great players and, for me, it's a privilege to be here and to leave my mark, which has been very good."

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