A Scottish couple who won the EuroMillions in July 2011 were catapulted overnight to being worth more than chart topping singer Adele, who is recorded to have a net worth of £125 Million!
Here are 5 things we have learned since Chris and Colin Weir stepped into the public eye to claim their Jackpot winnings…
- The couple had bought 5 lucky dips
As the rollover Jackpot was so big Colin and Chris decided to buy five lucky dips for that fateful draw. They won on the very last line!
They couldn’t have imagined actually winning the huge jackpot, but that day proved to be their lucky day!
- They had a sleepless night on the night of the draw
After the draw was made and the realisation they have actually matched the winning numbers the couple were too excited to sleep, so stayed up waiting for the Camelot Lottery offices to open the very next morning!
- The new Millionaires set up a Charitable Trust
Once the dust had settled on their new lottery lifestyle, the couple set up ‘The Weir Charitable Trust’ aimed at supporting good causes in their homeland of Scotland.
- The lottery win put them 430th in the Sunday Times ‘UK Rich List’
Amazingly, the lottery winners are reportedly to be only slightly behind Victoria and David Beckham and are just above Ringo Starr on the Sunday Times ‘UK Rich List’!
- They bought a mansion worthy of a Multi-Millionaire
The lucky couple traded their modest £180,000 three bedroomed home in Largs, Ayrshire for a dream home (pictured below) in Troon, Scotland with an impressive 32 acre garden.
At the time of the winning draw the EuroMillions Jackpot had rolled over 14 times to reach its maximum of $185 Million. The Weir’s winning numbers were 17, 19, 38, 42 and 45. The Lucky stars were 9 and 10.
Anyone can play the lottery – all you need to do is buy a ticket. Playing the £60 Million EuroMillions draw this Friday is easy – just get your ticket in a shop or play online from anywhere in the world!
MillionDraws for the EuroMillions Jackpot are held every Tuesday and Friday.