Couple celebrate £850,000 lottery win

A COUPLE from Midlothian have won almost £1 million playing the National Lottery.

The lucky pair, from Dalkeith, were due to talk about their £856,640 windfall at a press conference in the Capital today. They matched all six numbers of the midweek May 2 National Lottery draw – which were 18, 22, 25, 35, 39 and 41.

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They shared the jackpot with two other winners.

The couple are not the first in the region to strike lucky this year.

In February an Edinburgh lottery player scooped £250,000 on the EuroMillions – and claimed the prize two weeks after the draw.