Ready to join the jet-setters: Fortysomething £101m jackpot couple make plans to marry, holiday in Vegas and buy new pad in Chelsea
Winners are Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
They will make up to 20 friends millionaires
Pair were watching live on television as numbers came up
Couple aren't married but Angela took her partner's surname after divorce
They share £70 per week one-bedroom flat but will buy a property in Chelsea
Dave phoned in sick at Premier Foods two days after scooping jackpot
Couple plan to get married in Portugal next year
A couple who scooped £101million on the EuroMillions draw have vowed to make 20 of their friends millionaires overnight as they give away a large chunk of their jackpot.
Dave and Angela Dawes, who share a £70 per week one-bedroom flat, had only played twice before when all their numbers came up on Friday.
Father-of-two Mr Dawes, 47, said he and his partner Angela, 43, a volunteer for the British Heart Foundation, were watching the draw live as all their numbers came up.
But after scooping the big prize they have vowed to help out their family - and give millions to charity.
Mr Dawes told a press conference today: 'We have a list of 15 to 20 people who we are going to make millionaires. Anyone who has helped us through our life.'
Ms Dawes, 43, added: 'It's an excessive amount of money but we intend to make our friends and family millionaires.'
She said that they had already broken the news to some of the people that they would be helping.
'They are absolutely gobsmacked, amazed. Obviously it's exciting for us and exciting for them,' she said.
They are also hoping to donate money to a number of charities but they have not yet decided which ones these will be.
The couple, who have been together for four years, are planning on getting married in Portugal next year. One of their first purchases will be a new engagement ring for Angela to replace her current one which cost £800.
They currently live together in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, but are planning on buying a flat in Chelsea as they go on a shopping spree.
Dave, who has an 18-year-old child, worked 12-hour shifts as a forklift truck driver for Premier Foods, who are Britain's largest food producing company.
Divorcee Angela decided to change her name to something completely new after splitting from her former husband - and opted to take Dave's surname after she met him.
She told a press conference: 'We couldn't afford to get married and decided, as we were going to get married in the future, I would change my name to his anyway,' she said.
The winning line was a selection of randomly chosen numbers and the ticket was bought from WH Smith in Market Place in Wisbech.
£101M? THAT'S NOTHING: COUPLE 'ONLY' THIRD BIGGEST JACKPOT WINNERS
While the couple have been catapulted up the rich list they are only Britain's third biggest jackpot winners.
Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs, Scotland, won £161m in July while another single ticket holder collected £113m a year ago.
The biggest ever win was £195million won in 2002 by Andrew Whittaker, from West Virginia.
Elaine and Harold Messner from New Jersey shared the world’s largest lottery prize of £250m when they won the Mega Millions draw in March 2007. However, the prize was shared further with an anonymous truck driver from Georgia.
A single ticket claimed by eight co-workers from a Nebraska meat processing plant won £234m in February 2006.
Larry and Nancy Ross from Michigan and Joe and Sue Kainz from Illinois shared the £232m jackpot from The Big Game in May 2000.
A £154m Mega Millions prize pool was shared by two winners from Georgia and New Jersey in January 2011.
He told the press conference in Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire: 'We were watching TV and the EuroMillions draw show came on so we kept watching, not thinking we would win anything.
'We got our tickets out and watched in shock as, one by one, the numbers came up on the line I'd chosen.
'We couldn't believe it! It was too late to call Camelot so I kept the ticket on me all night until the morning but we didn't sleep a wink.'
The couple's jackpot win catapults them into 703rd place in the UK rich list - and makes them £1million richer than pop star David Bowie.
They telephoned Camelot on Saturday to report that they had matched the seven winning numbers.
Dave said they were watching the draw live as all their numbers came up.
The numbers from Friday night’s draw were 18, 26, 34, 38 and 42.
The Lucky Star numbers were 5 and 8.
Ann Seppel, from the British Heart Foundation, said they were delighted for fellow volunteer Angela who had scooped the big prize.
'We are all very pleased for them and had no idea until it was announced this afternoon,' she said.
'Angela lives locally and has been coming in to help for the last couple of years. She works on the till and helps sort out and price up the jewellery.
'We hope she will pop back in and see us.'
The biggest ever EuroMillions prize won in Britain was a £161million jackpot won by Colin and Chris Weir, from Largs in Scotland, back in July.
Smart town: The couple are from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, and bought their winning ticket from the local branch of WH Smith
[IMG]The second largest was claimed by a single ticket-holder, who chose to remain anonymous after scooping £113m in October last year. The fourth-biggest EuroMillions prize winner in the UK won £84million last May. In February 2010, Nigel Page and Justine Laycock, from Gloucestershire, broke the then record with a £56million win – now the fifth-biggest prize in the history of EuroMillions. The sixth-biggest payout went to Les and Sam Scadding in South Wales who won £45millon in November 2009. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20...z1aUkeJcEI[/IMG]
The millionaires will now be able to buy six of the world’s most expensive watches – a diamond-encrusted timepiece from Chopard costing £15millon each.
Or they could treat themselves to 720 pairs of the world’s most expensive shoes – the £140,000 diamond-encrusted heels made by the House of Borgezie.
They could also buy 600 top-of-the-range sports cars – the Ferrari 458 Italia costs a mere £170,000.
For a party to celebrate the win, they could easily afford Barbadian singer Rihanna, who charges £500,000 for a performance.
But if they wish to avoid long-lost family members who are no doubt set to come out of the woodwork, the winners could escape to their own private island, such as £100million Rangyai near Phuket in Thailand.
The 110-acre private island boasts white beaches as well as tropical forests.