Euromillions winner revealed as ‘Visiting Australian Pensioner’

An 80 year-old Australian pensioner who was on an impromptu visit to the UK has been revealed as the winner of the £166m Euromillions jackpot.

The man, who did not wish to reveal his identity, said that he bought the ticket at the last minute when his private jet landed at Heathrow airport. ‘I saw the sign that £166m was up-for-grabs, and although I don’t really need the money decided to splash-out £2 on a ticket, especially as I can claim for it on expenses.’

Metropolitan Police officers assisted the unnamed man as he collected his £166m winnings in cash, and to mark his delight with the force’s help the lottery winner presented each of the officers he wanted to thank with substantial bundles of £50 notes, a procedure which is said to be “In-line” with force’s traditional standards.

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Posted: Jul 15th, 2011 by

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