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Edinburgh man wins Saturday’s Lotto rollover

Everybody including those at Car Hire Edinburgh Airport will be wishing they were friends with the recent Lottery winner in the area.

The rollover Lottery has been won by a painter and decorator from Edinburgh, scooping over £7 million. He plans to celebrate his win and discuss what he plans to do with the money during the coming days.

The winner joins a list of Scottish jackpot winners, including Chris and Colin Weir who won £161 million on the Euro Millions lottery in 2011.The couple displaced former postal worker Angela Kelly, from East Kilbride, who became Scotland’s biggest winner in August 2007 when she won a £35,425,411.80 Euro Millions jackpot.

John McGuiness was the previous record winner when he won around £10 million in 1997 but lost millions of pounds investing in Livingston Football Club. The Weirs 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 couple have given £5.5 million to the SNP and Yes Scotland since their record-breaking win, according to Electoral Commission figures.