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Who are the biggest ever UK Euromillions lottery winners, where are they now and how much did they win?

FOR MANY of us it would be a dream come true to bag the jackpot on EuroMillions.

But what actually happens to people after they’ve won and is it even worth it? Here’s the lowdown.

 Ever dreamed about becoming a EuroMillions millionaire? These people don't have to dreamAlamy Ever dreamed about becoming a EuroMillions millionaire? These people don’t have to dream

Who are the biggest ever UK EuroMillions lottery winners and where are they now?

This year alone there have been EIGHT UK jackpot winners in the EuroMillions, not to mention the guaranteed £1million that goes to a UK resident in each draw.

Most of the winners choose to be anonymous, but there are some who welcome the spotlight.

For the winners, it’s not always skipping off into the sunset, with frequent reports of financial feuds and couples broken up by the “lottery curse”.

Here’s what happened to some of the UK’s biggest EuroMillions winners.

Colin and Chris Weir

 Colin Weir and his wife Christine were catapulted onto the Rich List after scooping the jackpot Colin Weir and his wife Christine were catapulted onto the Rich List after scooping the jackpot

Colin and Chris Weir won £161million on the EuroMillions in 2011.

They splashed out on a stunning mansion and, included in their first purchases were a checked sports jacket, a computer and a tractor.

The Scottish couple initially bought Knock House near Largs but last year they sold their mansion in favour of an even bigger pad in Troon.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford

 Adrian and wife Gillian won the fortune in 2012 but are now divorcedPA:Press Association Adrian and wife Gillian won the fortune in 2012 but are now divorced

Adrain Bayford and his ex-wife Gillian won £148million on the EuroMillions in 2012.

Last summer he went back to work after he claimed he was getting “bored” at his £6 million country mansion.

In February 2017 the wealthy winner’s younger girlfriend left him and his home was raided in a £100,000 burglary, all in the space of a few weeks.

The music fan opened a film and record memorabilia store in Cambridge.

Meanwhile Gillian had a bit of strife of her own as her father blasted her saying he “only received £1million” from his daughter despite her claims she gave him £20m.

Dad Ian McCulloch, 71, said: “Gillian’s whole life is shredded with lies. Her life is a total mess – a fabrication.”

The Davies Family

 From left: The five winners Keith Reynolds, Sonia Davies, Stephanie Davies, Courtney Davies and Steve PowellPA:Press Association From left: The five winners Keith Reynolds, Sonia Davies, Stephanie Davies, Courtney Davies and Steve Powell In 2016 the Davies family won £61millions on the EuroMillions.

Stephanie Davies, 23, reluctantly bought a ticket on Friday night after mum Sonia phoned from Florida and begged her to buy one.

The 53-year-old was in the US having vital keyhole surgery to remove a cancerous tumour, and had a feeling she would go on a winning streak after the op was a success.

Sonia, who worked as an administration assistant, had cancer in the parathyroid glands in her neck.

The welsh family said they were the “luckiest people on the planet” after scooping an enormous amount of cash.

But even this happy family couldn’t avoid controversy as it was reported father of the family Keith, 55, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, would share his cash with twins Holly and Abby, 23, and Natasha, 24 — his daughters with ex Mandy.

But it was reported that Keith’s partner Sonia’s estranged son Spencer Pugh would not see a penny of the £61million EuroMillions win.

Bev Doran

 EuroMillions winner Bev Doran feared her ex would launch legal action to get his hands on a share of her £14.5million EuroMillions jackpotPA:Press Association EuroMillions winner Bev Doran feared her ex would launch legal action to get his hands on a share of her £14.5million EuroMillions jackpot Bev Doran won £14millions on the EuroMillions earlier in 2017.

But even she struggled with the life-changing sum as she feared her ex would launch legal action to get his hands on a share of her £14.5million EuroMillions jackpot.The single mum-of-four split from jobless Sean Priestley, 48, just seven months before her win, after 12 years and three kids together.

Pals explained how she was seeking legal advice amid concerns skint Sean would try to mount a case to stake a claim on her new-found riches.

One said: “He doesn’t deserve a single penny of it. She’s getting advice at the moment and that’s one area she’s looking at.”

Another said: “He should have stuck around a bit longer if he wanted some of the money. More fool him if he’s stupid enough to try.

“If it was me I’d tell him to f*** off. It’s not his money. It’s for her and her kids. She’ll get advice and deal with it.”

Gareth and Catherine Bull

 Gareth and Catherine Bull separated after the huge EuroMillions winNews Group Newspapers Ltd Gareth and Catherine Bull separated after the huge EuroMillions win

Gareth and his with Catherine joked they were the most “boring multimillionaires” when they won £million the Euromillions in 2012.

She said she wanted a new carpet for the six-bedroom home he had just built and have her hair done twice a year.

But he splashed out on a huge hospitality box at Old Trafford and another at Wembley.

They also bought a holiday villa in Tenerife. She gave up her job and he wound down his building company.

The couple split and Gareth started dating a woman named Donna Desporte who he seduced by telling her to “Google him” in a bar in Tenerife.

They had a nine-month fling – which has ended with him ignoring and avoiding her, according to 48-year-old Donna.

Jane Park

 Jane celebrated her Lotto win aged 17 in 2013Jeff Holmes Jane celebrated her Lotto win aged 17 in 2013

Britain’s youngest lottery winner Jane Park actually only won £1million on EuroMillions, but despite winning the least on our list, she’s definitely made the biggest splash.

Just 17 at the time,  she has since splashed out on cars, holidays, clothes and plastic surgery.

It is all a far cry from her £8-an-hour job as an admin temp and the two-bedroom Edinburgh council flat she shared with her mum Linda before her win.

But she said that winning has been a nightmare and that being a millionaire is stressful.

Speaking to the Sunday People, she said: “I have material things but apart from that my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?”

“I thought it would make [my life] ten times better but it’s made it ten times worse.

“I wish I had no money most days. I say to myself, ‘My life would be so much easier if I hadn’t won’.”

The NHS dinner ladies

 The dinner ladies toasted their £25m win on the EuroMillions draw at Hensol Castle, HensolPA The dinner ladies toasted their £25m win on the EuroMillions draw at Hensol Castle, Hensol

A Group of NHS dinner ladies who call themselves the “Catering Girls” ditched their jobs after scooping a £25m lottery jackpot in November 2017.

The lucky six have now all quit the health service after scooping the EuroMillions prize of £25,476,778.30.

The “Catering Girls” have been playing together for six years at their hospital in Port Talbot, South Wales.

They promised to have “one hell of a Christmas”.

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