When Colin and Chris Weir won their £161 million EuroMillions jackpot a year ago, it was clear they saw the vast amount of money as a responsibility as well as an extraordinary piece of luck.
Inevitably such a massive sum raises questions about whether a greater number of smaller prizes would not result in greater benefit both to individuals and society.
Twelve months on, the Ayrshire couple who won Europe's largest-ever lottery prize have proved themselves far from the splurging stereotype and may well be Europe's most grounded lottery winners. Although they said their three-bedroomed house in Largs would remain their home for ever, they have succumbed to the temptation of buying a bigger one. However, the mansion they have moved into is just outside their home town and they gave their old home to a young neighbour who had just had a baby.
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