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EuroMillions winners: Frances and Patrick Connolly scoop £114.9MILLION

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The Euro Millions was lucky for one player

The identity of the lucky winners will be unveiled at Belfast's Culloden Estate and Spa this morning - and staff are getting the champagne ready.

On Thursday, it was revealed that the winning jackpot had been claimed in Northern Ireland, the fourth largest Euromillions jackpot ever claimed in the United Kingdom and €14.5 million bigger than the €113 million won by Limerick woman Dolores McNamara in 2005.

The winning numbers were 1, 8, 11, 25, 28 with the lucky stars being 4 and 6.

"You think you'll do A, B and C, but you end up doing X, Y and Z. It leads to different roads, I've enjoyed it and hope they can enjoy it too".

"I don't think it's actually sunk in, it really hasn't", Frances Connolly said.

Speaking to the media, Frances Connolly said the money will be shared between family, friends and charitable causes.

They said the list stands at 50 - none of whom have been told of their imminent good fortune.

Frances and Patrick Connolly held a giant cheque for 114,969,775 pounds as they posed for photographers in an award ceremony hosted by National Lottery organizers Camelot. "Everyone that plays has a chance of winning, you hope that some day it is you, when I won 33m people played it, but I was the victor", he said.

He said he was retired for now while he decides what to do in the future while his wife said: "I am retired - 100%".

They won the mega-prize the week after taking home £2.60.

Mr Connolly ran a small business at one stage before going on to work for others.

Deciding how far to spread their good fortune could prove tough.

Fifty-two-year-old teacher Ms Connolly, has said she would like to buy a second hand Jaguar with the prize money, with Mr Connolly, 54, adding that he wanted to watch more rugby matches and see a F1 Grand Prix.

Mr Connolly said: "We really didn't know what to do or how to react and we didn't sleep a wink that night". She named one planned beneficiary: St Francis FC, a community football club in Hartlepool, where the couple lived for 25 years.

Asked whether she would have to increase her personal security, Mrs Connolly joked: "I've never met anybody I couldn't take down myself, to be fair".

A huge mansion is not on the cards due to mobility problems.

"There's no way I'm joining the jet set".

Her husband said the win felt "unreal" and they had checked several websites to verify it.

"We honestly thought we would never win anything like this".

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