What happened to Colin and Chris Weir?

What happened to Colin and Chris Weir?

Colin Weir, who won one of Europe’s biggest lottery jackpots, has died after a short illness aged 71. Mr Weir and wife Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the £161m Euromillions prize in 2011. Earlier this year the pair confirmed that they were to divorce after 38 years of marriage.

Is Colin Weir still married?

The Weirs, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed a total of £161,653,000 and immediately took up residence in the Sunday Times Rich List thanks to their win. The pair, who have two grown-up children, returned to the headlines earlier this year when they confirmed they would be divorcing after 38 years of marriage.

How much did the weirs win on the lottery?

Scotland’s biggest lottery winner burnt through his fortune at a rate of almost £100,000 a week, documents show. Colin Weir scooped a £161 million Euromillions jackpot with his wife, Christine, in 2011.

Who bought Frognal House?

Thomas Townshend
Frognal House was purchased by Thomas Townshend in 1752 and became the residence of his son, Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney, after whom Sydney, Australia was named.

Is Colin Weir dead?

Deceased (1947–2019)
Colin Weir/Living or Deceased

What have lottery winners spend their money on?

Many lottery winners wisely consult with attorneys, accountants, and financial planners before spending one cent of their winnings. These winners typically make sound investments, donate generously to good charitable causes, and use their prize money to ensure the financial security of their families.

How do you spend the lottery jackpot?

The Best Ways to Spend Your Lottery Winnings

  1. Invest. While investing isn’t the most exciting thing you’ll do with your winnings, it is the smartest.
  2. An Epic Vacation (or two) The world is finally your oyster.
  3. A Second Home.
  4. A Private Jet.
  5. A Personal Chef.
  6. A New Wardrobe.
  7. Fund a Scholarship in Your Name.

How much did Jane Parks win?

On 28 July 2013, Jane Park from Edinburgh walked into a newsagent’s, bought her first ever lucky dip and won a million pounds. She agreed to let producer/director Matt Pinder film the incredible experience of her first year as a millionaire.