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Lucky lottery couple reveals what they will buy with £101m

Gaby Leslie
11 October 2011

The lucky British couple who scooped the £101m EuroMillions jackpot have revealed what they will spend their money on - which includes making their friends millionaires too.

At a press conference, prizewinners Dave and Angela Dawes, of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, said that they will purchase a house in Chelsea close to the ground of the football team Mr Dawes, 47, a shift supervisor at Premier Foods, supports.

Angela Dawes, 43, who is a volunteer for the British Heart Foundation, told reporters that her father wanted a 1926 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost even though he is unable to drive.

A new diamond engagement ring and a house in Portugal near to where Mrs Dawes' parents live are also on their wish list.

The couple plan to splash out on a trip to Las Vegas and a skiing holiday in Switzerland in the coming months.

After winning the jackpot, the Dawes said that they drew up a list of 15-20 people of who they wanted to give the money to. They are also deciding which charities to support.

The couple, who made a life-changing decision to go public, won the UK's third largest lottery prize and are now ranked among the richest people in the UK.

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The Dawes are following in the footsteps of Scottish EuroMillions winners Colin and Chris Weir, who were criticised for going public with their massive £161m winning in July.

At the moment, the unmarried couple, who have been together for four years, live in a modest one bedroom flat. Angela said that she had changed her last name to Dawes off her own back because they couldn't afford to get married straight away.