Rooney’s current deal at Manchester United reportedly earns him between £260,000 and £300,000 a week, making him the wealthiest Englishman currently playing the sport. Couple this with the fact that he is the fifth-richest footballer on the planet and would not even double his fortune with a Lotto win and you begin to get a sense of the man’s enormous fortune. Nevertheless, the 30-year-old striker still fantasises about snapping up the Lotto jackpot.
In an interview with the Daily Star, a source said: “Despite having millions in the bank, he loves a flutter on the lottery and dreams of landing a multi-million pound jackpot. It’s quite funny when you think how rich he is, but I guess it proves that no matter how well you’re doing, someone else is always doing better.”
Rooney isn’t the only high-profile name who loves playing lotteries. Music mogul Simon Cowell, paparazzi princess Paris Hilton and acting adonis George Clooney have all had money riding on those magical numbers. In fact, an online poll conducted by The Mirror revealed that 51 percent of its readers would still buy a Lotto ticket if they earned £300,000 a week, proving that no matter how much money you have, you could always have more.
This weekend’s Lotto top prize is worth an estimated £32.8 million and if you’d like to join Wayne in attempting to win this colossal jackpot, you still have time to get involved! Tickets are available online or from any authorised retailers across the UK - while you might not have the purchasing power of Rooney, all it takes is just one line to be in with a chance of winning.