LOTTERY: Winners asked if they will invest in troubled knitwear firm

Hawick lottery winners David and Carol Martin were asked at this morning's press conference about what they will spend their record-breaking £33million share of Saturday's jackpot on.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 13th January 2016, 11:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2016, 11:36 am
David and Carol Martin, a husband and wife from Hawick, celebrate after winning half of the historic £66 million Lotto jackpot. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
David and Carol Martin, a husband and wife from Hawick, celebrate after winning half of the historic £66 million Lotto jackpot. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

One of the questions was if they would invest any of it in Hawick Knitwear - last week news broke that over 120 jobs were being lost after the firm went into administration.

David said it was a very difficult question: “The knitwear industry has not had an easy time, but it is not just the knitwear sector. Lots of places are having a hard time at the moment.”

The couple told a packed press conference in Edinburgh that they will take time to decide what they will spend the huge jackpot on, but trips to major sporting events was a priority.