YESTERDAY marked 25 years since the first National Lottery winner was announced and here in Sussex we've had a good share of the winners.

Today we look back at some lottery winners who have featured on the pages of The Argus - quite understandably they were all smiles in our pictures

Lewes Lotto winner Lisa Ashford poses with members of the Brighton University Volleyball team with a giant National Lottery No 7 ball at the Yellowave Beach Volleyball centre in 2013.

National Lottery Winners Diane Robson (Right) from Eastbourne and Lisa Ashwood (Left) from Lewes, pictured in 2013.

Lottery winners Reg and Stell Holman celebrate their £1M and Private Island Getaway on the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw in 2014.

Previous winners celebrate 4000 Lottery Millionaires with meteorologist Hannah Findley at Windmill Hill - from left Diane Robson , Hannah Findley with Tina and Stuart Bye.

Anthony Wray and Simone Hariis from St Leonards won £1 million in 2014.

Truck driver Matthew Breach celebrates after scooping £17.7 million on the National Lottery jackpot in 2011.

Diane Robson, from Eastbourne, won £2.4million July 2007, Sam Lange, 37, from Seaford, won £1.5m in 1999, and Gaynor Funnell, 47, from Eastbourne, her husband and his brother won 3.6m in June 2002.