If “I’m here for a good time, not a long time” was a person, it would be Colin Weir. Colin is one of the biggest winners of the EuroMillions draw in UK history. He won a record-breaking £161 Million (R35 Billion) in the EuroMillions draw and blew £50 Million (R1,07 Billion) in 8 years.
It is said that he spent at least £100,000 (R2,2 Million) per week. His splurges included luxury property, cars, horses and sporting investments, as a football fan, Colin purchased a 55% stake in the Patrick Thistle Football Club prior to his death and shared an estimated £50 Million (R1,07 Billion) amongst family, friends, trust funds and charity.
However, his winnings were not enough to buy him good health and happiness in his marriage. He was suffering from kidney failure and divorced his wife of 38 years.
Prior to his death, he spared no expense and threw a lavish £1 Million (R21,5 Million) “funeral party” for his family and close friends as a final parting gift.
A close friend of Colin's, who was at the lavish event, told the Daily Record: “Colin was certain before he died that he wanted to give his friends a great party to remember him by. So, he booked out one of the biggest rooms at the Trump Turnberry hotel and treated all his friends to the biggest and grandest party any of us had ever seen. It was amazing.”
Guests were treated to lobster, truffle soup and champagne worth £304 (R6,540) per bottle.
A financial expert said: “Spending £40 Million in eight years takes a bit of doing but it is likely to have mostly gone into setting up trusts for his family and other interests. What he left behind seems to be a very sensible, safe portfolio.”
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