Lottery Winner Who Broke Record Blew $50m In 8 Years Before His Death

Colin Weir, a Scottish man who won the lottery, spent a record-breaking $50 million in eight years before passing away.

He became the UK's biggest lottery winner when he claimed the prize and he then used up half of his $100 million share within eight years.

According to new documents, Colin Weir from North Ayrshire, Scotland, who held the record-breaking EuroMillions jackpot with his wife for almost a decade, spent approximately $131,000 per week in the last eight years of his life.

Weir won an enormous $257.6 million, making him one of the biggest EuroMillions winners, before he died in 2019.

At the time of his death, the father of two had a $12,400 investment in Irn-Bru and approximately $25,000 invested in Greggs. Colin, who passed away at 71, shared roughly $50 million with his loved ones and made substantial charitable donations.

As a lifelong team fan, Weir, a former cameraman married to a nurse, purchased a 55 percent stake in Glasgow's Partick Thistle Football Club.

Colin donated a five-figure amount to contribute towards the cost of a prosthetic leg for a boy who had cancer.

Colin invested $3.1 million, and his shares were worth $337,000, which assisted in establishing the Thistle Weir Youth Academy, and a section of Firhill Stadium was named the Colin Weir Stand.

In 2014, he contributed significantly to the SNP party and supported the pro-independence campaign with millions of dollars.

Colin Weir reportedly spent millions renovating his $6 million home and purchased three valuable racing thoroughbreds, including an Irish mare named If You Say Run.

According to The Independent, in 2018, the so-called lottery curse struck Weir when he divorced his wife Chris, whom he had been married to for nearly 40 years, and she walked away with a significant portion of his wealth.

After his divorce in 2018, Colin Weir lived in a five-bedroom seafront property in Ayr that he purchased for $1.36 million. This was the second house he owned, as he had previously signed over ownership of his ex-wife's $4.4 million mansion, Frognal House, near Troon.

Colin unexpectedly passed away due to sepsis and kidney injury, and it was revealed in his will that he had kept a petty cash box for unexpected emergencies. He had possessions such as furniture, jewelry, and artwork valued at approximately $263,000 and four cars.