Borders couple win £33million on Lottery

A couple from the Scottish Borders has won half of the historic £66 million lottery jackpo.

Tuesday, 12th January 2016, 6:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2016, 9:41 pm

The rollover Lotto prize was split between two tickets that had all six winning numbers from Saturday’s draw – 26, 27, 46, 47, 52 and 58.

Camelot said one of the winning tickets has been checked and verified and the winners, a husband and wife, are to celebrate their success at an announcement in Edinburgh tomorrow (Wednesday).

Camelot said in a statement that the husband and wife team wil get a cheque for £33,035,323. Saturday’s massive jackpot, the biggest ever, was the result of 14 rollovers.

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However, Camelot added that the holder of one of the other winning tickets had not come forward and urged players to check their tickets again.

A Lotto statement said: “A couple from the Scottish Borders are celebrating today after winning one half of last weekend’s incredible £66 million Lotto jackpot.

“The husband-and-wife team are celebrating with a life-changing cheque for £33,035,323. The couple plan to enjoy their winnings and take early retirement.”

Saturday’s massive jackpot - the biggest ever - was the result of 14 rollovers.

New rules stipulated that once the amount went over £50 million it would have been shared between the next tier down of winners if no-one matched all six numbers.