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Frances and Patrick Connolly revealed as £115m lottery winners



Patrick and Frances Connolly from Northern Ireland have been revealed as the winners of the £115m New Year’s Day EuroMillions jackpot.

The couple, from County Armagh, appeared at a news conference on Friday after becoming the fourth biggest UK lottery winners in history.

Mrs Connelly said it was “overwhelming” to have secured the jackpot, having scooped a modest £2.60 the week before.

“All the time we’ve been doing the National Lottery I don’t think we’ve got three tenners,” she said.

“The only thing I ever won was a guess the number of sweets in the jar, and four other people did the same thing. We always said if we ever did win, £4 million or something, there would be four million other winners and we’d get £1.

“We were chuffed to bits.”

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