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How to spend that £161 million fortune...

Once the champagne corks have finally stopped popping, the winner of Britain's biggest ever lottery prize will no doubt be pondering how to spend their £161 million fortune.

Business Diary: Oddbins manager gets personal

Three years ago, Simon Baile was hailed as the saviour of Oddbins when he took control of the off-licence chain. Sadly, it didn't work out in the end – the company went into administration in the spring after the taxman vetoed a rescue plan – and it seems some people at Oddbins hold their managing director responsible. This farewell message was sprayed on the door of the Oddbins branch in Islington, London, yesterday: "Goodbye everyone, it's been a pleasure – Simon Baile, I hope you rot in hell".

Corks pop at Majesticas yearly profits soar

The rise of wine-lovers flocking through Majestic Wine's doors sent profits soaring last year as it took advantage of problems at its rivals, and yesterday outlined a 10-year expansion plan.

The Hacker: I swear I'm not telling porkies: the dream team bottled it

There are two bottles of champagne awaiting me at the club and people keep shaking my hand or slapping my back. I've never known anything like it in more than 30 years of playing poor golf on a distressingly regular basis.

Stephen Jones: 'Champagne is far more fun with cheap crisps than canapés'

My earliest food memory... Eating ice-cream. I grew up in the Wirral in the mid-1960s and because my father was a refrigeration engineer, we had a freezer at home. We were the only family I knew who had one, and we'd always have a tub of ice-cream, which was the most unusual thing on the planet at the time.

The Lessons, By Naomi Alderman

Self-delusion amid the dreaming spires

Meadowhall to open champagne bar

Consumers face a bleak 2011 but property owner British Land – 50 per cent owner of Sheffield shopping centre Meadowhall – believes shoppers will still want to treat themselves.

James Lawton: Champagne must remain on ice for the non-vintage champions-elect

Javier Hernandez, the young man with the matador's finish, fell the wrong side of another penalty controversy last night, but had he been rewarded with more than a yellow card for diving we would have this morning another reason to acknowledge one of most insistent winning instincts in English football.

Sales rise of 17% puts fizz back into LVMH

LVMH, the world's biggest luxury goods group, posted sparkling first-quarter sales figures for all of its businesses. The maker of Moët et Chandon champagne and Louis Vuitton handbags saw its sales grow by 17 per cent to €5.25bn (£4.6bn) over the three months, and reported "strong momentum" in the US, Europe and Asia. Revenues for watches and jewellery surged by 28 per cent.

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The 10 best Easter eggs

It's time to get cracking, and whether it's a Marc de Champagne core or a moreish milk-chocolate shell you’re after, we’ve got the treat to tickle your taste buds.

David Prosser: The bubbles should have gone flat long ago for Veuve Clicquot's awards

The endurance of the Veuve Clicquot awards underlines why it was a mistake to reject thecase for compulsory quotas for women on boards of directors

The ten best wine glasses

Whether you want to sip champagne in style, enjoy a splash of burgundy or find a gift for the oenophile in your life, here’s an intoxicating selection...

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