A lucky lotto ticket holder has pocketed a record £184million.
The winning EuroMillions numbers were 3, 25, 27, 28 and 29 – plus Lucky Star numbers 4 and 9 and a ticket to match all seven numbers to win £184,262,899.10.
Andy Carter from Camelot, Senior Advisor to National Lottery Winners, said: “What an amazing night for a UK ticket holder who won the incredible £184million EuroMillions jackpot – he became the biggest ever winner of UK National Lottery.
“Players are urged to check their tickets and call us if they think they are tonight’s lucky winner.”
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The jackpot would make the winner richer than some celebrities, including Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne.
And news of the latest win made us think of the happy Scottish winners we’ve seen over the years.
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Adrian and Gillian Bayford
Adrian and Gillian Bayford were overjoyed when they scooped a huge £148m lottery win in 2012, but less than a year later the couple have split.
Like the daily record reportsGillian has since started her own real estate business and enjoys a glamorous lifestyle.
She bought a waterfront property in Newport-on-Tay from ex Adrian for £625,000 in 2017 – but then put it up for sale.
The lottery winner went on to buy a ‘dream house’ worth £1.2million.
The Victorian mansion has six bedrooms and a garden the size of a football pitch as well as three reception rooms and a triple garage.
The sumptuous pad is also composed of three reception rooms, a gazebo, a triple garage and a greenhouse.
Among her other property purchases was a £619,990 castle which she also put up for sale.
She picked up a fleet of Audi cars following her mammoth victory and would drive a £150,000 Bentley Bentayga.
Paul and Louise Drake
As Edinburgh Live reported, the West Lothian couple became overnight millionaires after scooping over £5million in the lottery.
Mr. Drake worked as a production operator at Lidl. He was about to drive two colleagues to work when he described how he was hit with an “unpleasant feeling” to check his lottery ticket.
He said: “I’m not an emotional guy but I just burst into tears.
“I ran into the house screaming and woke Louise up to tell her. We just couldn’t believe it.”
Louisa, a district nurse, said: “I was so scared I thought something was wrong, but he was screaming something about winning the lottery.
“At first I thought it was £5,000 and tried to go back to sleep. But obviously that didn’t happen.”
Colin and Christine Weir
The couple became Scotland’s biggest Lotto winners and former cameraman Colin was quick to pay out the money.
He shelled out for cars, jewelry and possessions and pumped money into his favorite football club, Partick Thistle, while making massive donations to worthy causes.
The couple shared their fortune with friends and charitable trusts and passed on money to their two children – Carly, 33, and Jamie, 31.
Tragically, Colin, who separated from his wife of 38 years in the summer of 2018, died of sepsis three years ago.
Prior to his passing, the benevolent Colin had bought a 55% stake in Partick Thistle a month before his death so he could gift the club to the fans and put its future in the hands of the local community.
Michael – or Mickey – Carroll pocketed £9.7million after winning the Lotto jackpot in 2002.
The lovable rogue, nicknamed ‘Lotto lout’, blew his nearly £10m fortune which he earned in 2002 partying, fast cars and on holiday.
Carroll found himself penniless and homeless far from his hedonistic beach party gluttony in Jamaica, Barbados and Puerto Banus.
Jane was thrown into the limelight aged 17 after winning £1million in the lottery, completely changing her life.
Now 26, Jane shared that she spent some of her winnings on cosmetic surgery, property and even hit the jackpot again.
Placing a bet on horse racing at the Cheltenham Festival, she went home with an extra £1,400.
Taking to social media, she posted: ‘Only me would put an 18/1 winner in this. Grandpa Johny taught me all about horses.
Barry and Roberta Little
The Dumfries couple won big on New Years Day 2013.
Despite being quids, the couple insisted on keeping life simple saying they had a million reasons not to change anything and keep shopping at Aldi.
They enjoy a holiday in a caravan and drive a modest second-hand car.
Jake, 59, from Forfar, won £10,317,199 and won the Saturday Night Draw jackpot in April 2016.
After winning big, Jake immediately quit his job with local company Ramsay Ladders.
Jake, who has been heavily involved in youth football, sparked a frenzy in the sleepy town of Angus when he casually told friends at his local bar – The Osnaburgh – that he had won the jackpot at a single ticket.
It is understood that Jake, who has been married twice, traveled to Edinburgh to stay with his 26-year-old daughter Emma.
But there were also rumors he jumped on a plane and headed to London to hide out with his eldest daughter Lisa, 28.
John Wallman, 76, cried with joy after winning £1,000,000 in the lottery.
The retiree from Falkirk is a retired construction manager, who now spends his free time entertaining the public. He raises money for charity through a barbershop choir and plans a new home and vacation getaway to celebrate.
Shocked at the sheer enormity of his luck, he said: “I woke up in the wee hours of Saturday morning and turned on my phone.
“A notification came from the National Lottery app, but I didn’t think about it until I sat down to breakfast later in the morning.
“I read the notification and it said I had won £1,000,000 but I didn’t really believe it.
“I called the National Lottery Line and even when I heard those words – ‘congratulations, you’re a winner’ – I just couldn’t figure it out.
“My wife came downstairs and when she saw me in tears on the phone she thought I had been scammed or something bad had happened.”
Alison and John Doherty
Alison and John Doherty, from Elderslie in Renfrewshire, won £14,671,343 in the draw on Saturday July 2, 2016.
The pair were actually due to go on vacation when their winning numbers were drawn, so they hid their ticket and waited two weeks for their big win to be cleared.
Although he had earned a fortune, John continued his work as a freelance plumber, embarking on a series of on-call jobs when the couple returned from vacation.
Sheila and Duncan Davidson
Sheila and Duncan, a couple from Aberdeenshire, won the £4,460,495 jackpot with a lucky ticket.
After the win, Ms Davidson said she would donate to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, after being treated for oral cancer.
The couple were also planning to buy a new car as their Vauxhall Astra was at the time running out of steam.
Duncan intended to go see his beloved Manchester United play at Old Trafford.
The couple, who have been together for 30 years, reportedly plan to hand over their daughters – Carol and Lynne – £1million each.
John from East Lothian pocketed £1m in the EuroMillions draw in May 2018.
But he decided to celebrate in a rather unusual way by sailing up Ben Nevis to do a champagne spray.
John Edmond climbed over 4,400 feet and faced treacherous weather conditions to tick a lifelong ambition off his to-do list to score his big win.
At the time of his victory, John was working as a roofer and had no intention of giving up his job.
John said the biggest difference the win made was allowing the family to move into a bigger house and his two daughters to have separate bedrooms and even their own bathrooms.
John also planned to open his own real estate business with his wife Amanda.
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