A syndicate of bus drivers who scooped a staggering £38m EuroMillions jackpot have been speaking of their joy at the "life-changing" win.
Charles Gillion, 64, is just one of the 12 Stagecoach drivers from Corby in Northamptonshire coming to terms with millionaire status after winning last Friday's £38,034,639.70 prize.
His wife Penelope, 65, said he had worked for Stagecoach for five years and had planned to retire later this year.
Mrs Gillion, a retired cleaner, said she and her husband had been married for 45 years and that the money would be spent on their family of three children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
"The first thing we knew about the win was someone banging on our door at 2am on Saturday morning," she said.
She said the 12 winners had been taken away by the lottery organisers on Monday morning but could not reveal any more details.
She added: "All I know is that it's the perfect retirement present. They all deserve it and all work long shifts."
Another member of the syndicate, 57-year-old Ally Spencer, said: "I'll never work again.
"This would have been my 20th year and I have loved it. But I won't be stepping on a bus again now."
On winning, Stephen Derrick, 53 said: "It scares you, what am I going to do with this?
"Everything's going through your mind you get weird sensations I want to run out onto the street and shout and let the whole world know but at the same time you don't want them to know you're a millionaire.
"The wife she was the best and the kids, the youngest one said 'all I want is a pair of football boots', he was the happiest, obviously the older one wants Ferraris and all sorts, they got it spent in the first half hour".
On the unlucky woman who left the syndicate Stephen Derrick said: "We all know the person who left, there's no animosity, it just happens, life's unlucky to a lot of people it just happens, they'll be happy for us definitely".
Alex Robertson, 57, who has 16 grandchildren, joked that he "might be looking for another job in a week" as £3 million might not be enough to go round.
The winners were revealed at a press conference at the Best Western Rockingham Forest Hotel in Corby.
The drivers - the fifth UK EuroMillions jackpot winners in 2012 - began their syndicate around three years ago and won a total of £212 during 2011, just over £18 each. They did slightly better this time, all picking up £3.1m.
Syndicate leader Chris Smith said: "This win means so much and is life-changing for everybody - people can live their dreams and help out their families."
Describing the moment he realised they had won the jackpot, he added: "I always try to watch the draw show live, or record it, and check off all of our numbers.
"On Friday my partner checked half our numbers and I checked the other half - she just passed the winning ticket over and paused the TV on the numbers.
"We kept looking at it and passing it between each other about four or five times. We couldn't really believe that they all matched."
The winners, all from Corby, declined to comment on reports that a colleague, Hazel Loveday, had dropped out of the £2-a-week syndicate six months ago.
"We all like Hazel, she's a good friend," they said.
The group called Camelot at 9am on Saturday to register their claim.
None of the group due at work made it in - most admitted that they were not thinking clearly enough to go to the depot.
Other members of the syndicate whose names were released to the media are Stephen Derrick, 53, Dave Mead, 54, Charlie Gillion, 65, Jim Patton, 55, Neil Tayton, 58, Alex Robertson, 57, Ally Spence, 57, Charlie Connor, 40, and 51-year-old Derek Wilson.
The winning lottery ticket was bought from Premier Stores in Boden Close in Corby. The numbers were 3, 4, 12, 23, 50 and Lucky Stars 4 and 7.