A couple from Washington have won a million pounds in the Euromillions Christmas Day raffle draw.
It was ten days before Ian and Kim McCarthy checked their ticket and realised that they had won the cash prize.
They both intend to continue working - Ian works at the Nissan car factory and Kim at the Gala Bingo Hall in Washington.
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