Euromillions jackpot winners will share £115m with 50 relatives and friends

Belfast's £20 million Lottery winner Iris Jeffrey and her two daughters Karen and Wendy

The couple went public with their news at the luxury Culloden Hotel in Co Down on Friday morning.

The winning main EuroMillions numbers were 01, 08, 11, 25, 28 and the winning EuroMillions Lucky Star numbers were 04 and 06. "The pleasure for me is going to be seeing their faces".

Frances Connolly said the couple had always been happy, but the win would make them a "hell of a lot happier".

The couple have since drawn up a list of around 50 people who they plan to share the fortune with, including their three daughters and grandchildren.

Frances and Patrick Connolly, from Moira in County Down, revealed that they have already compiled a list of 50 family and friends to share their good fortune with, none of whom are aware of the money coming their way.

Her husband said the win felt "unreal" and checked several websites to verify it.

Chairman Peter Rooney said he had not believed the news when he was first told: "I thought it was a hoax, to be honest".

She named one planned beneficiary: St Francis FC, a community football club in Hartlepool, where the couple lived for 25 years.

Mr Connolly is a businessman who once ran his own firm.

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Mrs Connolly, who said their ticket was a lucky dip, insisted the win would not change them as people.

"We really didn't know what to do or how to react and we didn't sleep a wink that night", he said.

At the time, Margaret Loughrey said that on the day she bought the ticket, she had been to the job market to get an application form for a job with a charity.

Senior Winners' Advisor at The National Lottery, Andy Carter, has said that this win is the ideal way to start of the new year. "Then it started to dawn on us that it was true even though it still hasn't really sunk in".

Asked about hiring a bodyguard, she joked: "I've never met anybody I couldn't take down myself, to be fair".

That said, once your estate reaches a certain amount (currently £325,000, with some exceptions), you may be liable to pay inheritance tax if you pass away.

Frances, who worked for an online magazine, said: "I've wanted to do my PhD in clinical psychology and I can afford to do it now".

Mrs Connolly - a teacher who has been off work due to a leg injury - said it was "overwhelming" to have secured the jackpot, having last week scooped a modest £2.60.

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