Colin and Chris Weir of Largs, Ayrshire win £161 Million

Posted on: 7th September 2013

Colin and Chris Weir of Largs, Ayrshire win £161 MillionWe like to ask ourselves questions like, "what would you do with a superpower?" or, "what would you do if you were the president for a day?" But perhaps one of our favorite questions is, "what would you do if you won the lottery?" Most likely you haven't won big yet; but fortunately, there are several that have - and they're giving us some suggestions. Euro Millionaires, Colin and Christ Weir are enjoying their win with seemingly big hearts. Below is more information about the Weir couple after after becoming lottery winners.

Colin and Christ Weir

Largs, Ayrshire residents, the Weir's became multimillionaires a few times over July, 2011. Since then though, they've been making a lot of noise by how they're spending their money; having donated £1 million to the Scottish National Party, or SNP, independent campaign, they told BBC News, "We want to give the people of Scotland a fair chance in the referendum campaign that's why we are supporting the SNP now and into the independence referendum." BBC News also reported that the two winners have also raised money to support a local, 15 year old tennis player; as well as donate to help refurbish sport's centers. They are currently in the process of establishing a charitable trust. Their efforts go to show that it is possible for a lot of money to not go to our heads.

Tips and Ideas on Winning Competitions

1. Focus your efforts on prizes you really want to win. Don't waste your time and money on chasing a "rush."
2. Participate in as many worthwhile contests as you can to increase your likelihood of winning.
3. Enter into contests that are more regionally focus as opposed to nationally. This too will increase your chances of scoring big.
4. Remember, the more difficult (or more expensive) it is to participate, the less competition you'll have.
5. Always do thorough research. Don't just jump into the game hoping to win.

The lottery can be very rewarding - if you play the game right. Lottery winners can attest to this - it takes time and energy, but it can pay off.

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