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Video: Belfast dreams of lottery win - what would you spend it on?

By Ben Tucker and Jonathan Bell

The festive cheer is packed up in the attic for another year and the January blues are well and truly here.

At least for one Northern Ireland family the first Monday of the new year is looking a little brighter - one might hope.

While one can only dream of the choices the lucky Connolly family of Moira are considering after their eye-watering £115millon lotter win, we took to the streets of Belfast to ask what the public what they would do with millions in the bank.

Family, friends and travel were the main ambitions on the grey streets of Belfast.

While David Dowie had his ambitions set on getting his local team - Moyola Park in Castledawson - into the Premiership.

"The world's your oyster when you have that type of money," he added.

The Connollys have pledged to hand out some of the money to friends and family.

"They are doing the right thing," said Martin McKeown, "nobody needs £115m, you couldn't possibly spend that."

Eileen Askham said she would enjoy giving away most of the winnings to her four children and eight grandchildren.

Seamus Delaney said it would be hard keeping your feet on the ground: "You could have anything you ever wanted.... It would be a welcome problem, wouldn't it?"

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