Lotto results Saturday prize breakdown: Camelot announces £20million jackpot has been won


Only three winners on the UK National Lottery’s rich list have decided to reveal themselves out of 10 jackpot winners.

In third on the rich list are Colin and Chris Weir, who won £161 million in 2011.

They bought a mansion with their winnings but reserved some for smaller luxuries including a checked sports jacket similar to the one worn by Scotsport legend Arthur Montford, a tractor and a computer.

Colin also invested his cash in companies like Irn-Bru and Greggs.

The 71-year-old died in December 2019 after a ‘short illness’ but kept saved enough money to throw his friends a lobster feast when it came to his funeral.

Mr Weir was known for his support for the SNP and his love of Partick Thistle Football Club.

He secured a majority stake in the Glasgow club in a seven-figure deal – and promised to give the 55 per cent shareholding to a fans group.

He also helped the Jags to set up the Thistle Weir Youth Academy and a section of the club’s Firhill Stadium was named the Colin Weir Stand in his honour.

Colin and Chris Weir won £161million in 2011 and spent their winnings on a number of homes

A former STV cameraman, he also made a donation to a community football club in his home town of Largs after setting up the Weir Charitable Trust in 2013 with his wife.

The couple ended up buying a number of homes, including for their son Jamie, who was working in a call centre, and daughter Carly, who was studying photography. They also bought homes for their close friends.

Soon after the life-changing windfall, they moved out of their own three-bedroom home into Knock House – a mansion set in 23 acres of gardens and woods in the hills above Largs, complete with cinema, pool and stables.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk claim the fourth spot after winning £148.6million in 2012 when they bought a Lucky Dip in a convenience store.

The couple used their winnings to buy a Grade-II listed estate in Cambridgeshire, complete with cinema and billiards room.

But within a year their marriage ended and Gillian moved back to Scotland with her half share of the winnings, where she launched a property company.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford used their winnings to buy a Grade-II listed estate in Cambridgeshire, complete with cinema and billiards room

Adrian and Gillian Bayford used their winnings to buy a Grade-II listed estate in Cambridgeshire, complete with cinema and billiards room

She has since remarried and had her third child with her second husband.

Bayford remained in the Grade 2 listed property but he later put it up for sale and moved north to be closer to his children.

In fifth are former social worker Frances and teacher Patrick Connolly, from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, who took home a life-changing £114million.

Mrs Connolly, 55, has already given away £60million to charity, as well as sharing her winnings with her friends and family, saying she is addicted to helping others.

She has already busted the charity budget she agreed for this year with husband Paddy – and has given away what they would have donated up to 2032.

She said helping others, whether with money or by volunteering her time, lifted people’s spirits during lockdown.

The lottery winner has set up two charitable foundations, one named after her late mother Kathleen Graham in their native Northern Ireland, and the PFC Trust in Hartlepool, where the couple have lived for 30 years.

Frances and Patrick Connolly have already given away £60million of their winnings to charity

Frances and Patrick Connolly have already given away £60million of their winnings to charity

The couple, who have three daughters – Catrina and twins Fiona and Natalie – are not extravagant with their wealth and Mrs Connolly has no desire to buy a yacht.

Their biggest expenditure after their win was a six-bedroom house in County Durham with seven acres of land, while Mr Connolly drives a second-hand Aston Martin, but Mrs Connolly scoffed at the idea of ​​spending £13,000 on a console table.

In February, a Superdraw winner cashed in £109 million, becoming the tenth highest winner in UK history.

In total, 100 people scooped £1 million in the January draw, including 24 in the UK.

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