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Lend me a quid, says lottery winner

One of 12 EuroMillions jackpot winners had to borrow a pound from his wife to buy a paper, he has said.

Charlie Gillion, 65, was among 11 of the 12 Stagecoach bus drivers to celebrate their syndicate's £38 million win at the Best Western Rockingham Forest hotel in Corby, Northants. A 12th who will share Friday's £38,034,639.70 jackpot has declined to be identified.

The win means each will see just over £3.1 million being deposited into their bank accounts.

Jim Paton, 55, and brother-in-law Dave Mead, 54, along with Mr Gillion, said they had all handed in their notice to Stagecoach. None of the syndicate due in work made it on Saturday, Camelot said. When asked whether they would be getting on a bus again, they said "only as a passenger".

Mr Paton and Mr Mead said they were planning to take their families on holiday together. They said: "It just means no stresses any more, no worries, our families are all sorted. It's a dream. No more worries about bills."

Meanwhile, father-of-four Alex Robertson, 57, said it was "life-changing" and he would be taking his 78-year-old mother to see her twin in Australia - but only when his new passport comes through.

Mr Robertson, who has 16 grandchildren, said: "She said she'd need to save up the money but I said you've no need to do now. I let my passport lapse as I never thought I'd be getting out of Corby again."

Derek Wilson, 51, originally from Wishaw, Scotland, said he would be updating his Y-reg Rover 45 to an Audi and buying a new house.

The 11 members of the syndicate sharing their win are Chris Smith, 34, John Noakes, 49, Stephen Derrick, 53, Mr Mead, Mr Gillion, Mr Paton, Neil Tayton, 58, Mr Robertson, Ally Spence, 57, Charlie Connor, 40, and Mr Wilson.

The winning lottery ticket was bought from Premier Stores in Boden Close, Corby, and the numbers were 3, 4, 12, 23, 50 and Lucky Stars 4 and 7.

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