11 years ago, former British cameraman Colin Weir became one of the EuroMillions winners and created one of the biggest jackpots in the UK. With the right combination he managed to take home nothing more and nothing less than 193 million euros, a figure that catapulted him to the top of the list of the richest in the country prepared by the newspaper ‘The Sunday Times’.
Thanks to this fact, he was able to live for several years spending without controlling a large part of this million-dollar pot. From betting on horse races, to luxury mansions, top brand cars and he even created his own soccer team. However, he was not able to fully enjoy this fortune and eight years later, he passed away due to sepsis at the age of 71.
As pointed out in the Mirror newspaper, he came to spend more than 45 million euros at this time and became a celebrity of the Euromillions. It should be noted that the money was not only invested in luxuries, he also shared a good part with friends and family.
He spent the EuroMillions money on luxury cars, mansions and a soccer team
Despite the fact that he spent almost 100,000 euros a week after becoming a millionaire, a certain proportion of the money he donated to his two children, Carly and Jamie, aged 32 and 30, respectively. Despite his incredible luck with the European lottery, Weir separated from his wife shortly before her death and after 38 years of marriage. Likewise, in his will he made it clear that his fortune would be shared among his entire family, including his ex-wife. According to experts, he owned several properties, jewelery and works of art that were valued at around 212,000 pounds.
Weir also owned three thoroughbred racehorses. In his garage we found four luxury cars: a vintage Bentley Arnage, a three-year-old Jaguar F-Pace SUV, a Mercedes Benz E Class Estate and a 2019 Mercedes Benz V Class with a total value of nearly £100,000.
For the year before he died and after their divorce, he lived in a five-bedroom waterfront house with a market price of £1.1 million. Likewise, he also owned another property of 3.5 million pounds shared with his wife.
Another of his main expenses was the participation of 55% of the Partick Thistle football team, just a month before he died. His idea was to be able to donate the club to the fans and put its future in the hands of the local community. Weir left a party prepared in his honor at a luxury hotel with all kinds of luxuries for all his friends and acquaintances to attend after his death. There was no shortage of champagne or lobsters and it cost a total of 1.2 million. The funeral procession ended with a final visit to the stadium of the soccer team, his great passion.