UK couple laughing all the way to the bank
A British couple were revealed as the winners of the multi-million Euromillions lottery draw.
Nigel Page and partner Justine Laycock won $A98.3 million to become Britain’s biggest ever lottery winners.
The prize of EuroMillions $A198.9 million jackpot will be shared with one other ticket, bought in Spain.
Justine Laycock told a press conference that they just laughed when they realised they had won.
“I looked at him and I said ‘Nige, you’ve won 56 million’ and he went ‘and 20 pence, don’t forget that’ and he’d got his voice back. We just went in the front room, didn’t we and just stood there laughing. It’s just an amazing feeling.” Justine said.
They now plan to give up their jobs and buy a new house.
Laycock, who works for a local estate agents in Cirencester, said that “it’s an amazing amount of money, and we could never have wished for this,” Sky’s report showed.
Page, who works in property maintenance, said he was looking forward to swapping his white van for a new car.
She added that the couple intend to use some of the money to help their friends and family.
The couple have three children between them from previous relationships.
Page has a daughter Ella, aged 12, and Laycock has a son and daughter – Jacob, aged 11, and Georgia, aged 15.
When asked by the interviewer what Nigel Page gave Justine for Valentines day he replied “Well, I was planning on going out on Saturday to get some flowers and chocolates and a card but with one thing and another, I didn’t actually manage to get her anything”.
Mr Page and Ms Laycock are now considered to be richer than Oasis stars Noel and Liam Gallagher and film director Guy Richie and are placed 980th in Britain’s rich list.