Scotland: Couple now have money to burn!

A COUPLE from central Scotland have 161 million reasons to celebrate today after scooping this week’s EuroMillions lottery rollover.

The couple, from the Falkirk area, scooped the EuroMillions �161 million jackpot on Tuesday night.

National Lottery operator Camelot said they would be unveiled at 2.30pm this afternoon at a hotel in the town.

They banked the entire EuroMillions jackpot after several rollovers – a total of �161,653,000.

The couple matched all five main numbers and both Lucky Stars.

The massive jackpot was capped at 185 million euro after a series of rollovers made it the largest ever in the UK and Europe.

The winning numbers were 17, 19, 38, 42 and 45, and the Lucky Stars were 9 and 10.

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The win will catapult them into 430th place in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List.

They claimed the prize yesterday.

Falkirk is town similar in size to Ipswich between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

It is not the first time that the National Lottery has made headlines in the town – the lottery funded the area’s biggest tourist attraction, the Falkirk Wheel, as a Millennium Commission project which links Scotland’s major canal network and offers tourist trips attracting people from a wide area.