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Double lottery winners named as David and Kathleen Long

The couple who beat odds of 283 billion to one by winning £1 million twice in the lottery EuroMillions have been named as David and Kathleen Long.

The Scunthorpe blondes became millionaires in July 2013 before a repeat seven-figure jackpot win this year.

David and Kathleen Long with their two £1 million cheques. Credit: PA/Camelot/Tom Maddick
The couple celebrated scooping their first £1 million in July 2013. Credit: PA/Camelot
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Scunthorpe couple win the lottery for a second time

A couple from Scunthorpe have won £1 million in the EuroMillions for the second time - beating odds of more than 283 billion to one.

Credit: Press Association

The pair, who scooped the big money prize on Friday night, won their first £1 million within the last two years.

They are the first people to win £1 million twice who have gone public and are expected to reveal themselves later.

A UK ticketholder who won the £53 million EuroMillions jackpot is yet to claim the prize.

This is an extraordinary situation where somebody's been fortunate enough to win twice.

As you can imagine, we see winners who win once who are very, very shocked. It must be even more shocking to win twice.

– Camelot spokesman


Couple win lottery three times in a month

One of the world's luckiest couples has won the lottery three times in a month - landing more than $2 million (£600,000) in winnings. The couple’s winning streak began on March 12 when they won their first $1 million prize in a Powerball lottery.

Calvin and Zatera Spencer have been described as the world's luckiest couple. Credit: Virginia Lottery

Calvin and Zatera Spencer struck lucky again on March 26, winning $50,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game. The following day they claimed a further prize of $1 million in the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza. The couple are based in Portsmouth, in the US state of Virginia.

"We’re not finished yet," they said after claiming their latest winning.

EuroMillions winner 'richer than Bowie'

David Bowie is worth around £100m, according to the Sunday Times Rich List Credit: EMPICS

The £107.9 million EuroMillions jackpot winner will be richer than David Bowie (£100m), George Michael (£105m) and Robbie Williams (£105m), according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

The lucky ticket-holder's new-found wealth will also eclipse that of One Direction, estimates suggested.

While the Sunday Times claims the boy band has a combined worth of £25m, a recent Heat magazine chart of young, British celebrities recently put their fortune much higher at £59m.


EuroMillions winner could buy 'own Greek island'

A National Lottery spokesman said that the EuroMillions winner could buy their own Greek island such as Omfori, currently being advertised for just over £41 million, a Lamborghini Veneno, one of the world's most expensive cars at a cost of £2.4 million, and still have plenty left to spend.

This single UK ticket-holder will enter the exclusive top five on the National Lottery Rich List - at number four - and we've got the champagne on ice ready for the lucky winner to claim their prize.

– A National Lottery spokesman

Or the winner could splash most of the money in a single purchase to buy a 21-bedroom home in London's Mayfair, which is on the market for £90 million. Top of the National Lottery Rich List are Colin and Chris Weir, who banked a £161 million EuroMillions jackpot in July 2011.

UK ticket-holder scoops £107.9m in EuroMillions draw

One hugely lucky ticket-holder scooped £107.9 million on the EuroMillions draw. They had the only ticket to hit the jackpot and have become the National Lottery's fourth biggest winner. The main numbers were 6, 24, 25, 27 and 30, with the lucky star numbers 5 and 9.

A Euromillions ticket. Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

A National Lottery spokesman said: "With the weather set fair for the coming week, this UK winner is set fair for the rest of their lives having just become a multimillionaire.

"This single UK ticket-holder will enter the exclusive top five on the National Lottery Rich List - at number four - and we've got the champagne on ice ready for the lucky winner to claim their prize."

US man strikes it lucky on multi-million lottery twice

A US man scooped a £10 million dollar jackpot last year playing the Florida Lotto has won it again.

The Florida Lottery said 67-year-old James Bozeman has claimed a three million dollar jackpot from the drawing held on August 31.

He purchased both winning tickets from the same convenience store.

Mr Bozeman said he started using a different set of numbers since the last time he won and is looking forward to picking a third lucky set for the next draw.

He has chosen to receive his latest winnings in annual payments of £100,000 dollars for the next 30 years.

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