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UK Winners Flee to Spain

The British press has reported that the couple who won the €185 million EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday 12 July have left the UK and gone into hiding in Spain to try and escape all of the attention that their win was generating. Colin Weir and his wife Christine were given the choice to remain anonymous or celebrate their win publicly, and they opted for the latter. Unfortunately, doing so resulted in them receiving an avalanche of letters from members of the general public – most of them asking for financial handouts and assistance.

The good thing about winning €185 million is that the Weirs can definitely afford to hide themselves away in luxury. In fact, with that kind of money in the bank the couple could afford to buy their own private island, hire their own private staff and never see anyone else again. Of course, few people would really want to do that, so we expect that Colin and Christine will simply try to keep a low profile for a while before returning to their home country as discreetly as possible.

Hiding from the public is something that celebrities do all the time, with many of those in the acting business going as far as wearing disguises just so that they can enjoy everyday activities such as walking around a supermarket. It is good for those of us who haven’t yet won a EuroMillions jackpot to appreciate such ordinary activities, because if and when we do win they could well become a lot more difficult to enjoy in the future – at least in relative anonymity.

That is something that the person who won the EuroMillions jackpot on Tuesday 19 July may already be discovering. The EuroMillions results on Tuesday were 03, 16, 25, 26 and 35, and the Lucky Stars were 05 and 09. One player matched all of those numbers to win the top prize of €23,148,546 (£20,319,793) and we will naturally pass on any details about that winner if he, she or they choose to go public.

In the meantime, the next EuroMillions jackpot this Friday 22 July will be worth €15 million (around £13 million). Play EuroMillions online and, whilst you are waiting for the draw to take place, be sure to enjoy whatever anonymity you currently have. Good luck!

Written by Tim Reynolds

Published: Thu, 21 July 2011 - 10:30am
Last Updated: Thu, 5 June 2014 - 2:31pm
Published By: Euro-Millions.com