Edinburgh couple scoop £4m Lotto rollover prize

Lotto balls outside Edinburgh Castle. A married couple has scooped more than 4 million pounds in a rollover draw. Picture: TSPL

Lotto balls outside Edinburgh Castle. A married couple has scooped more than 4 million pounds in a rollover draw. Picture: TSPL

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A HUSBAND and wife from Edinburgh are celebrating after scooping more than £4 million in a Lotto rollover draw.

The couple will be unveiled later today to talk about their £4,078,509 win in Wednesday’s triple rollover draw.

They join over 200 Scots who have won the lottery jackpot since it launched in 1994.

Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire, are Scotland’s and Europe’s biggest lottery winners after they collected £161,653,000 with a EuroMillions ticket in July 2011.

Married for 30 years and with two children, the life-changing prize catapulted them into the Sunday Times Rich List above Beatle Ringo Starr and Sir Tom Jones.

Psychiatric nurse Mrs Weir, 55, and Mr Weir, 64, who worked as a TV cameraman and studio manager for 23 years, have reportedly bought a fleet of cars for friends since their win as well as a mansion, and they handed large sums to charities and the Scottish independence campaign.

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Wednesday’s lottery winners live close to Willie Sibbald, 48, a painter and decorator from Edinburgh who scooped over £7 million in August.

Mr Sibbald shared his fortune with friend and workmate Rab Layden, honouring a long-standing pact to “see each other right”.

Lorry driver Raymond Storey, 61, from Dundee, retired in style after scooping more than £1 million in the EuroMillions in December.

Offshore worker George Kinghorn, 60, and his wife Sandra, from Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, had the perfect homecoming when they returned from a break in Tenerife to discover they won £1 million on the EuroMillions in November.

Rosemary Ferguson, from Kilmarnock, won £2.2 million in 2001 - and continued playing the lottery in the hope that “it might happen to me again”.

Over £2 billion of lottery funding has been invested in Scotland into everything from large-scale projects like the Riverside Museum in Glasgow to small community organisations.

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