Couple in top five biggest UK jackpot wins

Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech who scooped £101m
Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech who scooped £101m Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The identity of the Haverhill couple who won £148m on the EuroMillions Lottery game will become known later this morning.

The pair were the UK's second biggest lottery prizewinners - here are the top five winners since the lottery began.

  • Colin and Chris Weir £161,653,000: The Scottish husband and wife, from Largs in Ayrshire, said they were "tickled pink" after becoming Europe's biggest Lottery winners in July last year. The prize catapulted them into the Sunday Times Rich List above Beatle Ringo Starr and Sir Tom Jones. Psychiatric nurse Mrs Weir, 55, and Mr Weir, 64, who worked as a TV cameraman and studio manager for 23 years, have reportedly bought a fleet of cars for friends since their win as well as a mansion.
  • Our mystery Haverhill Couple with £148,656,000
  • Anonymous £113,019,926 - one British ticket won the prize in October 2010, but chose not to go public.
  • Dave and Angela Dawes (pictured) £101, 203,600: Dave Dawes, 47, a shift supervisor for Premier Foods, and Angela Dawes, 43, a volunteer for the British Heart Foundation, hit the EuroMillions jackpot in October last year. It was only the third time the couple, from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, had played the Lottery.
  • Anonymous £84,451,320