Robert Johnson won the ￡5million jackpot in 2008 and although he kept the win private, he treated himself to the Bentley Continental GT.
An AA rescue truck was at the scene soon after but could not remove the car because Bentleys can only be towed from the front and Mr Johnson's car was only accessible from the back. The flood water rose up further, after which the AA could not reach the car at all, forcing Mr Johnson to abandon it altogether.
While most would be deeply saddened by the loss of such a beautiful ride, Mr Johnson was more resolute.
I don't know what all the fuss is about, it's just a flooded Bentley,' he said. 'I've gone out and got a new car. Job done.'
His replacement vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz E class.