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Life after the lottery: Britain's other lucky multi-millionaires

Previous multi-millionaire lottery winners Photo: PA

Car mechanic Neil Trotter went public with his £108 million EuroMillions win today, telling of how he always "knew that he would win big."

Here are some other big-money lottery winners and what they did after hitting the jackpot:

Colin and Chris Weir - £161 million

Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire, who won £161 million in 2011 Credit: PA

In 2011 Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Ayrshire, won £161 million. The couple, who have been married for more than 30 years and have two children, recently bought a new mansion in £3.5 million mansion in Troon, Scotland, after viewing it for just 10 minutes.

They have also used their win to donate heavily to multiple charities and have made seven-figure donations to the SNP.

Gillian and Adrian Bayford - £148 million

Adrian Bayford and wife Gillian, from Haverhill, Suffolk, won £148 million in 2012 Credit: PA

Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, Suffolk, won a £148 million EuroMillions jackpot in 2012 - the second biggest ever lottery prize.

Last year the pair, who had been married for nine years, split 15 months after claiming the EuroMillions jackpot. Mr Bayford is reportedly planning to marry stable worker, Samantha Burridge, after a six-week romance.

Dave and Angela Dawes - £101 million

Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, won £101 million in 2011

Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, won more than £101 million in 2011. It was only the third time they had played the lottery.

The pair made their family and friends millionaires and bought houses in the UK and abroad.

They reportedly split in November last year, two years after their win.

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock - £56 million

Nigel Page and Justine Laycock won 56 million in 2010 Credit: PA

Nigel Page and his partner Justine Laycock, from Cirencester, Gloucestershire, won £56 million in 2010 and promptly gave their £400k home to their cleaner.

Later the same year Page was forced to pay his ex-wife, who had left him 10 years earlier, £2 million from the win in an out-of-court settelement.

Les Scadding and Samantha Peachey-Scadding - £45.5 million

Les Scadding and Samantha Peachey-Scadding won £45.5 million in 2009 Credit: PA

Les Scadding and his wife Samantha from Caerleon, South Wales, won £45.5 million 2009.

At the time of the win Mr Scadding was an unemployed mechanic who was £68 overdrawn.

In 2012 Mr Scadding was appointed chairman of Conference side Newport County.

Matt Topham and Cassey Carrington - £45 million

Matt Topham and Cassey Carrington won £45 million in 2012 Credit: PA

Matt Topham and Cassey Carrington were both 22 when they netted a £45 million EuroMillions jackpot in 2012.

The pair, who were childhood sweethearts, bought a house for themselves and one for a friend, as welling as splashing out on sports cars and holidays for family and friends.

Other lottery winners who hit the headlines:

L-R: Michael Carrol, Luke Pittard and Callie Rogers Credit: PA

Michael Carrol: Won £10 million on the National Lottery in 2002 aged 19. After living the high-life he became the richest man ever to be given an ASBO for annoying his neighbours and was jailed in 2004 and 2006. He reportedly spent all his fortune and in May 2010 he re-applied for his former job as a binman.

Luke Pittard: The Welsh McDonald's worker won £1.3 million in 2006 but after taking time out to spend some of his fortune he returned to work at the Cardiff branch of the fast-food chain, because he missed his work so much.

"They all think I'm a bit mad but I tell them there's more to life than money," he said in 2008.

Callie Rogers: The Cumbrian teen became Britian's youngest ever lottery winner in 2003 when she scooped £1.9 million at the age of 16.

After spending all her fortune she described the the win as a "curse" and said it left her suicidal. Now a mother-of-two, she told The Daily Mail last year that she was now broke, but happy.

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