Borders couple win £33million on Lottery

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

By The Newsroom
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.

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.