Dumfries couple hit the jackpot

A couple from Dumfries have won £1,000,000 in the EuroMillions UK Millionaire Raffle.

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Lotto winners receive £1,000,000 cheque

Barry Little with his wife Roberta, toasting their win Credit: ITV Border

A couple who won £1million on the New Year's Day EuroMillions Raffle draw have been presented with their cheque.

Barry Little and his wife Roberta toasted their win with a bottle of champagne.

The £1,000,000 cheque has been presented to the lucky couple Credit: ITV Border

Couple spent 6 hours checking winning code

A couple from Dumfries who won £1million on the New Year's Day EuroMillions Raffle spent six hours checking their ticket.

Former carer, Barry Little, 33, and his 32-year-old hairdresser wife Roberta, won the bumper prize using their online account.

Mr Little described the moment he discovered they had won:

I had stayed up late on New Year’s night to watch TV. It wasn’t until 2am on 2nd January that I remembered I had bought a Lucky Dip online, so I checked my numbers.

“I noticed straight away from the list of raffle codes that mine was there. Like most people I am sure, I thought this can’t be right. This kind of thing doesn’t happen to me, so I woke my wife to get her to check them for me.

“Once Roberta confirmed we’d won, we spent the next six hours going over and over the code to make sure we weren’t mistaken. We wanted to let the children sleep, so we waited until 7am to tell them the news."

– Millionaire winner Barry Little

Mr Little was forced to take early retirement in 2010 after injuring his back at work.

In May 2012, he was forced to sell the family home back to Dumfries and Galloway Council.

The couple were then dependent on mum Roberta to provide for their three children.

"This could not have come at a better time for me and my family. We’ve had such a tough year and this win has really lifted our spirits.”

– Barry Little

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