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Cambridgeshire: Third time lucky for duo who scooped £101 million

PUBLISHED: 15:45 11 October 2011

Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, celebrate at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, after they won the UK's third biggest lottery prize - more than £101 million. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, celebrate at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire, after they won the UK's third biggest lottery prize - more than £101 million. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

A COUPLE who scooped over £101 million in the EuroMillions draw had only played twice before, they revealed today.

It really was third time lucky for Dave Dawes, 47, a shift supervisor for Premier Foods, and Angela Dawes, 43, a volunteer for the British Heart Foundation, when they hit the jackpot last Friday.

The couple, from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, also became the third biggest lottery winners in the UK.

Mr Dawes described today how they discovered their win.

He said: “We were watching TV and the EuroMillions draw show came on so we kept watching, not thinking we would win anything.

“We got our tickets out and watched in shock as, one by one, the numbers came up on the line I’d chosen.

“We couldn’t believe it! It was too late to call Camelot so I kept the ticket on me all night until the morning but we didn’t sleep a wink.”


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