Just hours after scooping one of the biggest lottery wins in the UK history, Frances and Patrick Connolly told media that they intend to share their £115m jackpot.
The couple from County Down in Northern Ireland plan to share the win between family, friends and charitable causes.
“This is a massive sum of money and we want it to have a huge impact on the lives of other people we know and love, as well as on our future,” said Frances, adding: “This win gives us the chance to really make a difference for our family and friends.”
Patrick also told media that his wife “nagged” him into buying a ticket, which he did without much expectation.
Before going to bed, he checked the result and found they had the winning numbers: 01, 08, 11, 25, 28, with lucky stars 04 and 06. He rechecked four times – “I was sure it was a scam” – before telling his wife: “I think I’ve got some good news for you.”