Tayside and Central Scotland

Bo'ness man wins £7.8m National Lottery lottery jackpot

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Media captionBo'ness man Philip Dunning says winning £7.8m in the National Lottery at the weekend is "unbelievable"

A Forth Valley man has won more than £7.8m on the National Lottery.

Philip Dunning, from Bo'ness, won a total of £7,864,529 in the Lotto draw on Saturday.

The shift manager, 44, has played the lottery with the same numbers every week for 11 years. He said he was in "a state of shock" when he realised he had won.

The winning numbers in the draw were 4, 11, 27, 28, 30 and 49 and the bonus ball was 47.

Mr Dunning, who bought his ticket at Newtown post office in Bo'ness, said he and his partner Gina Meikle, 45, were going to buy a new house and car with the money.

He said: "Gina and I had decided on an early night because we were both due in at work on the Sunday. So when the phone started ringing at 21:30, we got quite annoyed.

"The next thing I heard was Gina shouting that we'd won the lottery because our friend had checked our numbers for us on the TV.

"Neither of us slept that night. We just sat awake waiting for the numbers to appear online.

"It still hasn't sunk in yet. We can't believe that this has happened to us. It's life changing and we can't wait to start enjoying ourselves."

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Image caption Mr Dunning played the lottery every week for 11 years

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