England Mount Rushmore Sculptures Carved In Time For Euro 2012 Championship

GALLERY: England's Mount Rushmore

A Mount Rushmore style homage to England's top football stars has been unveiled by the Lotto draw.

The fibreglass and concrete sculpture features four of the national side's players from the last 25 years - David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Stuart Pearce and Paul Gascoigne.

The Gazza statue has a specially built tear-duct water feature to remind fans of his crying during the 1990 World Cup semi-final clash with West Germany.

The sculpture was specially commissioned as part of Lotto's 'What Would You Do?' campaign which found that 84% of the nation would indulge their hobbies if they won the lottery, with sport (32%) and gardening (24%) topping the list of passions.

Lotto asked 2,000 sports fans to nominate the English players who had contributed most to the national team over the last 25 years.

The results informed the faces featured on the artwork that is a take on the famous Mount Rushmore mountain carvings of four US presidents in South Dakota, America.

Artist Adrian Hynes and his team of four took six weeks to make the work dubbed 'Mount Rush-Score', which weighs in at 60kg and is 1.5m wide and 1m high.

The Lotto survey also revealed that nearly a third of us (30%) plan to watch the football outside this summer and plan to spend an average of £48.58 on food and drink during each England game.

A Lotto spokesman said, "We found that sports and gardening topped the passions that the British public would like to indulge if they won the Lotto jackpot, so what better way to celebrate England's forthcoming Euro campaign than with a unique garden based homage to our national team."


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