Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech have been unveiled as the winners of the £101 million EuroMillions jackpot(Image: Steve Parsons - PA Wire)

A Cambridgeshire couple have been unveiled as the winners of Friday night's Euromillions jackpot.

Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech collected their cheque for £101 million this afternoon, instantly making them the 703rd richest people in the UK.

According to the Sunday Times Rich List, the Dawes are now richer than many celebrity couples, including Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne (£95 million), and Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin (£48 million).

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Third time lucky
"We didn't believe it," Dave told the assembled press when asked about their reaction to their numbers coming up as they watched the live TV draw on the Friday night. The couple confessed they had only played the lottery three times and the first time they got no numbers.

They plan to buy a home in Portugal to be nearer to Angela's parents. They are also going to get married. "Dave's already bought me an engagement ring but now he can buy me a nicer one," Angela joked. If you're wondering about their surname, apparently she changed her name when they decided to get married.

They also plan to make "15 to 20" of their close family and friends millionaires.

Dave will be giving up his job as a shift supervisor at Premier Foods in Wisbech, while Angela will be stepping down from her role as a volunteer at the British Heart Foundation.

Third biggest winners
The £101 million is the third biggest win in the UK. In first place was the whopping £161 million jackpot claimed earlier this year by Colin and Chris Weir from Scotland.

That couple reportedly had to flee to Spain after being inundated by requests for handouts. The second biggest winners chose to remain anonymous, so it's not clear whether the £113 million jackpot was owned by an individual or syndicate.

The Dawes' winning numbers were 18, 26, 34, 38 and 42. The Lucky Star numbers were 5 and 8.

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