Couple celebrate £161m jackpot win

Euromillions winners Colin and Chris Weir
Euromillions winners Colin and Chris Weir
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THE Scottish couple who are Europe’s biggest Lottery winners were today continuing their celebrations after their life-changing £161million prize.

 The record EuroMillions jackpot was scooped by husband and wife Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, in Ayrshire, who declared they were “tickled pink” by the sheer size of their fortune.

 It catapults them into the Sunday Times Rich List, not far from David and Victoria Beckham.

 Mr and Mrs Weir, who have been married for 30 years and have two children, said they are looking forward to using their new-found wealth to travel the world.

 Mrs Weir, 55, a psychiatric nurse, who does not usually drink, said the win was so immense that she even opened a bottle of wine.

 She said: “We just sat up. We were so buzzed. We were so full of adrenalin we couldn’t sleep.”

Mr Weir, 64, who worked as a TV cameraman and studio manager for 23 years, said: “When we first realised we had won, it felt like a dream.”