The EuroMillions winner splashed out £100,000 a week as he squandered £40m in eight years after winning a £161m jackpot

A LOTTO winner splashed out £100,000 a week as he broke £40m in just eight years.

Colin Weir and his wife Christine bagged a whopping £161million jackpot in a EuroMillions draw in 2011 and Colin certainly made the most of the money before his death in 2019.

Colin Weir and his wife Christine hit the £161m jackpot in 2011

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Colin Weir and his wife Christine hit the £161m jackpot in 2011Credit: PA
Colin blasted £40million in just eight years before his death in 2019

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Colin blasted £40million in just eight years before his death in 2019Photo credit: AFP-Getty

Colin from Ayrshire, Scotland, snagged luxury cars, pumped money into his favorite football club and even ended his life with a stake in Greggs and Irn Bru.

The investments were part of a £12million equity portfolio that included nearly £20,000 in French multinational Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and supermarket giant Tesco.

He also shared his vast fortune with his and Christine’s two children, Carly and Jamie, and gave heavily to charity.

At the time of his death from sepsis aged 71, he owned around £212,000 of furniture, jewelery and artwork.

Meanwhile, his car collection included an old £10,000 Bentley Arnage and a £35,000 Mercedes Benz V-Class people carrier.

An avid racing fan, he owned three Thoroughbreds, including two geldings and an Irish mare.

He also had assets of around £3.5million in the tax haven Isle of Man, around £400,000 in tax-privileged Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and a maximum of £50,000 invested in National Savings and Investments Premium Bonds.

His generosity even extended beyond the grave when, knowing he was dying, he organized a luxurious £1million farewell party for his friends and family to remember him.

Guests enjoyed lobster, £340 a bottle of champagne and £40 a bowl of truffle soup while celebrating a life well led.

He owned a £1.1million bachelor pad after he and Christine divorced last year, while she kept the £3.5million mansion they bought together.

Mourners lined the streets of Glasgow for his footie funeral, which saw him visit his beloved Partick Thistle’s home ground for the last time.

The club renamed part of the stadium the Colin Weir Stand in his honor.

It comes after record-breaking lottery winners Jess and Joe Thwaite, who have won £184million, revealed how they would spend their huge sum.

Meanwhile, another lucky couple celebrated their jackpot win in a unique way.

Bruce Carter and Emiliana Kaftan, from Quesnel in Canada, decided the first purchases they made with their £1.6million winnings would be a KFC bucket and a fishing trip.

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However, not every lottery story has a happy ending.

One son even smashed his father’s car into pieces with a hammer after his old man refused to share his new fortune.

He pumped money into his favorite football club and even owned shares in Greggs and Irn Bru

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He pumped money into his favorite football club and even owned shares in Greggs and Irn BruCredit: PA
The lucky winner donated heavily to charity and was deeply loved by the local community

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The lucky winner donated heavily to charity and was deeply loved by the local communityCredit: PA

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