£5million Lotto winner’s £100,000 Bentley flooded

Robert Johnson won the £5million jackpot in 2008 and although he kept the win private, he treated himself to the Bentley Continental GT.

The car was ruined after he tried to drive it through a flooded road in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire and the car became swamped. The road was under three feet of water after a stream burst its banks.

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.

Robert Johnson replaced his flooded Bentley Continental GT with a Mercedes Benz E class. I wonder if it can be …

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.

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