Dave Dawes, 47, a shift supervisor for Premier Foods, and Angela Dawes, 43, a volunteer for the British Heart Foundation, hit the jackpot to the tune of £101,203,600.70 in Friday’s draw.

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Dave and Angela’s shopping list

Homes in London (near Chelsea’s ground at Stamford Bridge) and abroad.

A trip to Las vegas and a skiing holiday.

A new diamond engagement ring for Angela.

A Chelsea season ticket.

Millions to friends and family.

Millions to charity.

Today the couple said they planned to move out of their one-bed flat and make their closest friends and family millionaires.

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

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

We couldnt believe it. It was too late to call Camelot so I kept the ticket on me all night until the morning but we didnt sleep a wink.

The couple went public at a press conference at Down Hall Country House Hotel in Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire.

It doesnt feel real, even now - it just doesnt feel real, said Miss Dawes, who held her husbands hand as the couple faced questions from the media and a barrage of flash guns.

The couple had taken it in turns to choose their numbers for two previous draws, in which theyd failed to win a penny. Both chose a line for Saturday nights draw.

The couple, who have been together for four years, were planning to get married abroad next year so the windfall means they can now enjoy the wedding of their dreams - and a new engagement ring for Miss Dawes.

They are planning to buy properties in London and abroad, and are looking forward to a trip to Las Vegas and a skiing holiday in Switzerland.

But the windfall will also give them a chance to help friends and family.

Its just a load of figures at the end of the day but we intend to make all of our family and friends millionaires, said Miss Dawes.

Mr Dawes is an avid Chelsea fan, having been a steward at the club in the past, so a season ticket is also on the shopping list.

He said: Im not worried about getting a box - I want to stand with the real fans and watch my team play. Id also love to live near the ground and have Frank Lampard come over for a cup of tea.

Im an avid Chelsea fan so I think Ill be buying a season ticket and a house in Chelsea, with my own Chelsea room.

Ive already started looking for a house in Chelsea on the internet. I saw one for 13m and I thought: That will need a refurb.

The pair intend to get married next year - although Angela has already changed her surname to Dawes.

Miss Dawes said the couple, who are currently living on a one-bedroom flat, would be buying a house in Portugal, where her parents live.

Dave has already bought me an engagement ring but he will be buying me a better one now, she said

My dad doesnt drive but hes already put a request in for a Rolls Royce just to polish it.

Its an excessive amount of money. Even now, looking at it, it just seems like a lot of figures. But we intend to make all our family and friends millionaires. Its not just us that will benefit.

Mr Dawes has two grown-up sons from a previous marriage, while his finacee also has one son from a previous marriage.

Mr Dawes added if his bosses back at Premier Foods in Wisbech were watching he was now officially retired.

The winning ticket was bought from WH Smith in the Market Place in Wisbech.

Their success means they are 1m better off than David Bowie, the 703rd richest person in the country, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2011.

They move ahead of celebrity couples such as Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne (95m), and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (48m).

The biggest-ever EuroMillions prize was a 161m jackpot won by Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, Scotland, earlier this year. In October 2010 an anonymous British winner scooped 113m in the draw.

The winning numbers were 18, 26, 34, 38 and 42. The Lucky Star numbers were 5 and 8.

20 comments

  • hello am happy for u guys, and am happy about your plans to help other, i dont know maybe you can help me too, i need few money to complete my education and i have no help. thanks

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    frank aje

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

  • bloody well done while some of us are struggling you can now put that behind you and enjoy your lives we only have one chance in life and what a good chance you have now wish i had that well done enjoy xxx been in wisbech all our lives and its good to see something good

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    Kerry Ellington

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Reading all of the begging posts that are clearly from all around the world is very scarey indeed ! I know the decision will always vary from person to person on wether to go public, but i think i would definalty keep any win private. Congratulations to you both, may the money bring you every happiness in the world :-)

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    sara.brownuk

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

  • Huge congratulations! Lucky you getting out of Wisbech, we'll be doing the same when we can find someone willing to rent a home to our home schooled, self employed, working family of 7. Sadly all large families seem to be tarred with the trouble brush and we're just not trouble. We work darn hard to raise our family ourselves and all we want is a chance to escape this hole. Hubby worked at Premier when it was HL foods and was basically dumped on following an industrial injury on the soup line so well done for getting away from there too!Enjoy your new found freedom!

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    cathig

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • how refreshing to hear winners who are going to take freinds and family on what must be a fantastic adventure well done and best of luck to them all. bambroughdarren@yahoo.co.uk

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    Darren Bambrough

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Well I wish it had been me but I am happy for them and hope they have fun with it. It is a lottery prize , doesn't matter if it is so big it is beyond most of our wildest dreams, that's the whole point and what attracts ticket buyers in the first place.

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    Daisy Roots

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • All these begging letters from all over the world are really scary! They just go to show you should always tick the "no publicity" box. Then you can choose where you donate rather than having all this pressure. Congrats to the lucky couple though, hope you enjoy it and ignore all the bitter, jealous people.

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    snoopy

    Saturday, October 15, 2011

  • congratulations, you are very lucky to have that prize, how i wish you can share also to me... thanks.

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    phelafan

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

  • why go public?maybe because Camelot only offer free financial advice for life if you do.still think the prize is too big for one couple.

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    bookworm

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • Dear Mr & Mrs Dawes I wonder if .............

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    John L Norton

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

  • Nice to see the tax on peoples dreams generate such an obscene sized cash prize. I've played the national lottery 3 times, £3, and won £10, at that point I called it a day as I was ahead and was never likely to be again, so I've never played since but jackpots of £150 million and this £100 million is tempting even for me, but it is a tax with benefits, and I'm not paying into it. The prizes should be larger for less numbers, spread it out a bit, make more people wealthy or comfortable at least. I hope they do good things with their massive win.

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    Jason Bunn

    Friday, October 14, 2011

  • Congratulations to them, they look like a lovely couple. I work full time, I'm a single Mum and every penny counts yet all I feel for them is happiness. Well done and enjoy it, it's lovely to see!

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    Lesa

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Let them think what they want. Don't let your yesterday determine your today. Don't let your today distort your goals for your future of tomorrow. Congratulations on your blessings and winnings! Happiness is the key to life! These words should say it all for negative people: Never get jealous when you know or see your ex with someone else, because our parents taught us to give our used toys to the less fortunate. :) Enjoy your Blessing!

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    jennp13

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • please lend us some of your riches

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    bbcent2000

    Thursday, October 13, 2011

  • I'll get straight to the point, just give me some money. I'm too lazy to invent some story about running an underfunded Gibbon sanctuary,being on the point of having the cardboard box I live in repossessed or wanting to fly my sick nan abroad for some pioneering medical treatment, I just can't be bothered to get off my backside. I last held a job when Princess Di was still alive, spend most of my days on the sofa in my pants watching Jeremy Kyle and normally only leave the home to stock up on Special Brew, so times are hard. Please send me a few quid to save myself the indignity of having to sign on or go looking for a job.

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    robotsthatcare

    Friday, October 14, 2011

  • Sorry you have lost your job and maybe ur home, am in the same position as you. My faith is what's getting me throught so hold on and don't give up. It's just a funny world!Because you are happy for their winnings, You never know you might just be the next winner.

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    shamallotey

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Congratulations to them, they look like a lovely couple. I work full time, I'm a single Mum and every penny counts yet all I feel for them is happiness. Well done and enjoy it, it's lovely to see!

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    Lesa

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • All I can say is,,, congrats! Of course everyone here could only dream of such a thing happening. After injuring myself and then loosing my job because of it I could use just a little bit of that fortune to get my bills paid. But hey! luck isnt for everyone I guess... Im not gonna beg for money like everyone else.. Hope you use the money for some good and also live life to the fullest. Congrats once again

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    mommydearest

    Monday, October 17, 2011

  • Congrats to them! Wish I could win. They are buying a house and I'm getting ready to lose mine.. and just lost my job...Since your giving your money away I could use some...lol

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    stacyb

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011

  • Good luck to them! Hope they enjoy spending every single penny of it.

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    samphirelover

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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