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Scottish Euromillions winner blew £40m before death spending £100k a week



Colin Weir, a EuroMillions winner, took just 10 minutes to purchase his £3.5m mansion before spending his fortune in the months leading up to his tragic death.

Mr Weir became Scotland’s biggest lottery winner when he and his wife Christine won a whopping £161 million in 2011. However, he passed away in December 2019 from sepsis and an acute kidney injury at the age of 71.

He transferred sole ownership of the £3.5million Frognal House, located near Troon, to Christine, whom he divorced prior to his death.

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The couple reportedly purchased the mansion, including furniture and fittings, after a brief 10-minute viewing. Recent documents reveal that he was spending £100,000 a week – every single week – and by the time of his death, Mr Weir had spent £40million in just eight years.

One financial expert commented: “Spending £40million in eight years takes a bit of doing.”, reports the Mirror.

Before his massive jackpot win, Mr Weir worked as a cameraman for Scottish broadcaster STV. His ex-wife Christine previously worked as a psychiatric nurse.

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