16 Jul '11, 2am

Scottish couple who won Europe's biggest lottery at $319 million were out of work due to ill health

Scottish couple who won Europe's biggest lottery at $319 million were out of work due to ill health

Colin Weir (RIGHT) and his wife Chris pose for pictures during a photocall in Falkirk, Scotland, after winning a record GBP161m (184m euros/259m USD) in the EuroMillions Lottery. -- PHOTO: AFP POLMONT (United Kingdom) - A SCOTTISH couple out of work due to ill health were revealed on Friday as Europe's biggest ever lottery winners, scooping 185 million euros (S$319 million) in the EuroMillions jackpot. Colin Weir, 64, and his wife Chris, 55, who have been married for 30 years and live in the seaside town of Largs near Glasgow, claimed the prize after Tuesday's draw which followed a series of rollovers. The prize catapulted them into 430th place in this year's Sunday Times Rich List for Britain, nine places beneath footballer David Beckham and his fashion designer wife Victoria Beckham, who have an official fortune of 165 million pounds (S$324 million). 'We were tickled pin...

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