Scottish Painter and Decorator Scoops £7 Million Lottery Jackpot

A painter and decorator from Edinburgh, Scotland, is contemplating hanging up the paintbrush after scooping over £7 million in Saturday’s National Lottery rollover draw. The lucky winner, who has not yet been named, successfully matched the winning numbers of 16, 36, 40, 43, 45 and 47 with the Bonus Ball number 10 to join Scotland’s list of jackpot winners.

Scottish Painter and Decorator Scoops £7 Million Lottery Jackpot

It remains to be seen if he will follow in the charitable footsteps of Chris and Colin Weir who won £161 million on the Euromillions lottery in 2011. The couple have established a charitable trust and donated millions of pounds to community projects but their contribution to the Scottish independence campaign has received most attention. The Euromillions winners describe themselves as "lifelong supporters of independence'' and, according to Electoral Commission figures, have given £5.5 million to the SNP and Yes Scotland campaign since their record-breaking win. The Weirs are by far and away the biggest lottery winners to hail from Scotland, but the Scots have had their fair share of success over the years.

In 2007 former postal worker Angela Kelly, from East Kilbride, became Scotland's biggest winner when she won a £35 million EuroMillions jackpot. John McGuiness was the previous record holder after winning around £10 million in 1997 but he went on to lose millions of pounds investing in Livingston Football Club.

Scotland’s latest millionaire lottery winner is set to reveal his plans for the fortune in a statement later today. If you’re feeling lucky and want to be in with a chance of becoming a millionaire yourself, then make sure you buy a ticket for tonight's EuroMillions draw which features a triple rollover jackpot of £29 million (€37 million).

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