2010年 2月 15日, 星期一 - 格林尼治标准时间16:25

Lottery Win 有史以来英国最高的六合彩中奖人

Lottery winners Nigel Page and Justine Laycock

A big smacker on the lips for Nigel Page from his partner Justine Laycock

What would you do with £56m (5.8bn yuan)? Buy a car, a house? No need to stop there, you could afford to buy a fleet 车队 of vintage 古色古香的 (车型)cars or a whole block of luxury apartments.

This is the lucky dilemma two Brits face after scooping 铲走 last Friday's EuroMillions jackpot 头奖. In Britain's largest win, Nigel Page and his partner Justine Laycock from Gloucestershire claimed their £56 million winnings on Saturday.

They won after Mr Page bought a lucky dip ticket 幸运彩票. And how did they celebrate? Not a champagne breakfast as you might imagine but over a bacon roll in their local supermarket cafe.

Mr Page, one half of the lucky pair said when he found out he couldn't speak and started shaking 发抖. The winners plan to buy a large house, a car and go abroad for a holiday.

Both of them plan to give up work. Justine Laycock, who works for a local estate agents, said she had already told her boss she was not going back to work. She said, "Bless him, he's devastated 受到很大打击的."

Biggest Lottery Wins

  • £209.6m (21.9bn yuan) in the US Powerball in 2006, shared by eight co-workers
  • £197.4m (20.7bn yuan) in 2002 in the US Powerball, one winner
  • £128.3m (13.5bn yuan) in the Italian SuperEnalotto, one winner

They will all need to be strong to handle such a win. Ms Laycocks boss, or should that be ex-boss, Matthew Fuller, said they had strong characters and were "pretty grounded (情绪)比较稳定的".

The couple, who are both divorcees 离婚者, have three children from previous marriages. They said the children have been "really level-headed 清醒的" about the win. "They haven't asked for much," he said. The youngsters have joked about getting a tarantula 鸟蛛,狼蛛 and a Shetland pony 设德兰小型马。

EuroMillions is played in nine countries - the UK, France, Spain, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Irish Republic, Portugal and Switzerland.


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