I CHECKED my Euro Lottery ticket twice but I still hadn’t won £161 million. Pity really. But, for a while, I could dream. Like everyone else.

Not that I would keep it. Well, I would keep some of it, but most of it would have its hat and coat on before I cashed the cheque. Family, friends and charity – it would soon go.

The huge amount had some newspapers attempting to put it into context for ordinary folk who are happy with the bills paid and a few quid left over at the end of the month.

For instance, the Euro winner would become the 418th richest person in the UK. They would be almost as rich as David and Victoria Beckham (they have £165m).

They could stick the cheque in a savings account and earn £4.8m a year or £13,232 a day.

Maybe next time