LOTTERY: Nicola Sturgeon and Hawick provost congratulate lucky winners

Scotland's First Minister has tweeted her congratulations to the Hawick couple revealed as Britain's biggest Lotto winners.

Wednesday, 13th January 2016, 12:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2016, 12:56 pm
David and Carol Martin, a husband and wife from Hawick in the Scottish Borders, celebrate at the Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club in Edinburgh after winning half of the historic £66 million Lotto jackpot. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday January 13, 2016. 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. See PA story LOTTERY Winners. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon tweeted: “Many congratulations to Carol & David from Hawick! Wishing them every happiness in their good fortune.” The First Minister’s message of congratulations came not long after the couple were presented with their record-breaking cheque in Edinburgh this morning.

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And Hawick’s Honorary Provost Stuart Marshall says the Lotto win is a great story and he added: “You could not meet a nicer guy than David Martin. He used to come to Pringle’s Glebe Mill many years ago to repair frames and was a first class mechanic and I really do think the whole of Hawick will wish both him and Carol all the best for the future. Good luck to them in whatever they decide to do.”