Cou­ple to share out £115m win

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - Uk&world News -

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.

Liam McBur­ney/PA

Frances and Pa­trick Con­nolly, who scooped a £115 mil­lion EuroMil­lions jack­pot

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