A Couple of Million too Many?
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At the beginning of January 2011, Colin Weir and his wife, Chris became the winners of Euro-millions biggest giveaway - £161 million. However, no less than a week after claiming the money, the couple have gone into hiding in Spain after being hit by a flood of begging letters from the public. Undoubtedly, it was the publicity which the Weirs earned following their win which triggered it but if the implications of having “fifteen minutes of fame” is so great, why did they choose to do it in the first place? The Weirs claimed that they wanted this televised interview to avoid having to hide it from family and friends; however, they probably had not accounted for the rest of the British public who had a television at home. Before we start attributing this to plain naivety, we must consider the possibility that other factors are present too – almost certainly there is and it takes the form of Camelot, UK’s national lottery operator.
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