20 Jul '11, 3am

EuroMillions winners in hiding ‘to escape begging letters’ - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

EuroMillions winners in hiding ‘to escape begging letters’ - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

The couple who bagged the EuroMillions jackpot have gone into hiding after reportedly being harassed with letters begging them for a share of their £161m fortune. Britain’s biggest-ever winners Colin Weir, 64, and Christine Weir, 55, may have even been forced to travel abroad after claiming the jackpot in last Tuesday’s EuroMillions draw. There are some reports of them fleeing to Spain or Lanzarote, while other sources claim that the couple could be hiding out in the Scottish Highlands. The modest pair are believed to have whisked their children off with them as they escape hundreds of desperate monetary demands. A local postman from their home town of Largs, Ayrshire, in Scotland , told the Daily Mail: “The begging letters have already started coming. I delivered a pile of them today.” “But there are many more piled up at the sorting office. They are just addressed to ‘Th...

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