EuroMillions winner blew entire £40m jackpot before his death at £100k-a-week

A British EuroMillions winner who bagged a jackpot prize of £40million is said to have spent £100k a week before his death.

Colin Weir and wife Christine scooped up a whopping £161million jackpot in 2011, but it took just eight years for the pair to see their sum dwindle by £40million.

In an impressive spending spree, the pair spent a quarter of their winnings by the time Colin passed away in 2019 at the age of 71, with their windfall dwindling significantly.

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Colin, a former cameraman for STV, splashed the cash on cars and even pumped his favourite football club, Scottish minnows Partick Thistle, full of money.

He shared the fortune out with family and friends as well as charitable trusts and passed on a lump sum of the money to his two children, Carly and Jamie.

Even after Colin passed away the spending continued, as friends and family threw a massive farewell party with no expense spared weeks after he died.

The £1million event saw guests gorge on lobster, knock back £340 bottles of champagne and even enjoy a £40-a-plate truffle soup.

Generous Colin is said to have died suddenly of sepsis and an "acute kidney injury".

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After his death, much of the money Colin spent could be seen in his garage, with flash cars as well as a plentiful amount of furniture, jewellery and artworks valued at £212,000.

His collection of cars were spread across four vehicles, a vintage Bentley Arnage worth £10,000, a Jaguar F-Pace SUV valued at £28,250, one Mercedes benz E Class Estate marked up £24,000 and a Mercedes Benz V Class at £35,000.

Just a month before Colin died, he purchased a 55% share in Partick Thistle so he could donate the club to the fans and put its future back into the hands of the community.

At the time of his death, Colin was living it large in a £1.1million five-bedroom seafront home in Ayr and also owned three racing hounds.

One financial expert said of Colin's lavish spending spree: "Spending £40million in eight years takes a bit of doing."

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