Couple to share out £115m win
A COUPLE who scooped a £115 million EuroMillions jackpot on New Year’s Day have described how they plan to share their good fortune with loved ones.
Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Moira in Northern Ireland, have begun drawing up a list of family and friends, which currently stands at 50, none of whom have been told of their imminent good fortune.
Mrs Connolly, 52, said: “This is a massive sum of money and we want it to have a huge impact on the lives of other people we know and love as well as on our future, too. This win gives us the chance to really make a difference for our family and friends.
“I always hoped we would win the lottery one day, but when we did, it would be just our luck that lots of others would win on the same day with the same numbers, too – never in my wildest dreams did I think we would ever win almost £115 million.”
Mr Connolly, 54, said the win felt “unreal”.
The couple said they sat in silence after they had realised they had won, struggling to take it in.
Frances and Patrick Connolly, who scooped a £115 million EuroMillions jackpot