Begging messages flood in for Wisbech EuroMillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes

Churches, charities and 'old friends' have been queueing up to ask �101m EuroMillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes to share their good fortune with them.

The couple, who live near Wisbech, scooped the third biggest jackpot ever won in the UK when their numbers came up last week. But reports in the EDP and our website have sparked a flood of requests.

The EDP has also been bombarded with telephone calls, emails and letters from across the globe requesting the couple's address.

Kathleen Smith, who belongs to a church group in Virginia, USA, wrote: 'We truly thank God for their blessing and how they want to be a blessing to others.

'We are a church that loves the Lord, souls are being delivered and set free and at this time we are struggling to get by.'

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Donna Besler, director at Care Net Pregnancy Center, in Canandaigua, near New York, contacted the EDP via email.

She wrote: 'If the Dawes are looking for not-for-profits to help out with their blessings, please let them know that I would very much like to get an ultrasound for our center.'

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'Old friends' sent emails or telephoned the EDP. Others left comments on our online story.

'Reading all of the begging posts that are clearly from all around the world is very scary indeed,' EDP reader Sara Brown said. 'I think I would definitely keep any win private.'

Another added: '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.'

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