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US NewsEuroMillions winner Frances Connolly splashes the cash to save her sister's home

16:30  08 january  2019
16:30  08 january  2019 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

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Image caption Frances Connolly and her husband said they will share their £115m fortune. Mrs Connolly told reporters one of the beneficiaries will be St Francis FC in Hartlepool, where she used to live. Club Secretary Trevor Robinson said its members are "overwhelmed" by the offer.

EuroMillions winner Frances Connolly splashes the cash to save her sister's home © Provided by Oath Inc.

One of Northern Ireland’s biggest lottery winners has splashed the cash to help save her sister’s family home.

The BBC reports EuroMillions winner Frances Connolly‘s sister Sharon Bordessa put her house on the market when she moved into her late mother Kathleen’s home to care for her in 2017.

The sale was due to be completed in the coming weeks but Mrs Connolly stepped in to stop the sale after she and husband Patrick won almost £115m in the New Year’s Day EuroMillions draw.

Speaking to BBC Radio Foyle Sharon said: “I just found out on Thursday morning.

EuroMillions winner Frances Connolly splashes the cash to save her sister's home © Provided by Oath Inc.

“She said she had some good news: ‘Me and Paddy have won the Euromillions and you don’t have to sell your house’.

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Mrs Connolly ' s sister Sharon Bordessa said that her share of the winnings has saved her family home from being sold. Image copyright PAcemaker. Image caption The pair won the fourth biggest UK EuroMillions pot and the biggest in NI. Mrs Bordessa described her sister as a "very kind person".

THE Euromillions £115 million winners have gone public after scooping the Frances and Patrick Connolly from County Armagh, Northern Ireland Mrs Connolly , who works as a teacher, wants to complete a PHD in psychology and says she hopes to put the cash to good use in the charity sector.

“I don’t know if I believed her at first.

“Our mum passed away a year ago but my children and I had moved from our home back to Frances’ family home, where she had been born, to live with mum.

“Mummy wanted me to buy her home. I couldn’t do that until our house sold.”

She said an offer short of the asking price had been accepted and the sale was progressing because “we just needed to sell.”

“But that then left me short in buying our original home,” she added.

“It is two homes really that have been saved.”

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The Connollys – who have three daughters and three grandchildren – said after their win that they have made a list of 50 people with whom they intend to share their good fortune.

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The National Lottery has issued a warning over Twitter accounts claiming to be EuroMillions winners Frances and Patrick Connolly and offering £50k to fans.

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EuroMillions winner Frances Connolly splashes the cash to save her sister's home © Getty Frances Connolly, 52, and Patrick Connolly, 54, from Moira, County Armagh in Northern Ireland, who scooped a £115 million EuroMillions jackpot in the New Year's Day lottery draw

The couple, who live in Moira in County Down, bought the ticket online after forgetting to do so during a shop trip earlier in the day.

Mrs Bordessa, who lives in The Glebe, near Strabane in County Tyrone, told the Irish News she had been ringing around her relatives in “total and utter shock”.

She said that generosity is typical of her sister.

“That wouldn’t be something that they just said to look good, that is something that is totally genuine,” she said.

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