Scotland Couple Wins 161 Million Pound EuroMillions Lottery

Falkirk, Jul 16:  The UK's biggest ever lottery winners were revealed on Friday as a couple from Ayrshire in Scotland, whose lucky numbers managed to scoop them a hefty 161-million pounds (259.9 million US dollars).Colin,
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PTI 16 Jul 2011, 14:41:52 PM IST

Falkirk, Jul 16:  The UK's biggest ever lottery winners were revealed on Friday as a couple from Ayrshire in Scotland, whose lucky numbers managed to scoop them a hefty 161-million pounds (259.9 million US dollars).

Colin, who is 64, and Chris Weir, 55, took home the entire jackpot from Tuesday's EuroMillions draw after several rollover weeks.

The couple, who have two children, said that when they found out they were "excited, exhilarated, we didn't go to sleep, not a jot of sleep the whole night".

Colin Weir opened a bottle of wine in celebration, "and I don't drink!" his wife laughed.

The former psychiatric nurse and TV cameraman have been out of work recently due to health issues, local media reported.

But now the opportunities available to them are endless, said 'Rich List' author, Philip Beresford.

"You have a 161-million pounds to play with. You can buy a football club, you can buy a large yacht, you know - you can do anything you want," Beresford said.

Despite this, Colin Weir said they won't "be immediately swapping cars. If you've got reliable cars, what's the point".

However, his wife seemed to have different ideas: "I'll be swapping cars!"  AP

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