EuroMillions winner ploughs cash into Greggs sausage rolls and Irn-Bru

A UK EuroMillions winner who blew £40m of his winnings by splurging £100,000 a week ploughed his cash into Greggs’ sausage rolls, Irn-Bru and Moet champagne.

Documents reveal Colin Weir splashed the cash on £22,950 of shares in the high street baker and £10,040 in Scots soft drink firm AG Barr, which makes the world-famous orange tipple.

He also invested in companies like Microsoft and Estee Lauder.

The Scot, 71, died from sepsis and acute kidney injury in December last year but not before he had spent a huge chunk of his eye-watering £161m winnings.

His share of the windfall plummeted by £40million, Daily Record reports.

One financial expert said: “Spending £40million in eight years takes a bit of doing.”

Colin, a former cameraman at STV, forked out on fancy cars and pumped money into his favourite football club, Partick Thistle.

He also shared his fortune with friends and charitable trusts, and passed on money to his two children with ex-wife Christine – Carly, 32, and Jamie, 30.

The couple divorced in May last year after 38 years of marriage.

Colin signed over the family's £3.5 million mansion, Frognal House, near Troon, South Ayrshire, Christine while he moved into a £1.1 million five-bedroom seafront home in Ayr, which he bought in June 2018.

The car fanatic owned a garage-full of luxury vehicles including a vintage Bentley Arnage, worth £10,000, a £28,250 three-year-old Jaguar F-Pace SUV, a £24,000 four-year-old Mercedes Benz E Class Estate and a 2019 Mercedes Benz V Class people carrier, valued at about £35,000.

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The generous Lotto winner did not forget his loved ones after he died either as he splurged on an unforgettably lavish send off.

He threw his friends and family a no-expense-spared farewell party and laid on a luxury £1million event at the Trump Turnbery.

Guests dined on lobster, guzzled £340-a-bottle champagne and slurped £40-a-plate truffle soup.

Mourners lined the streets to pay tribute to the dad-of-two whose funeral service was held in Partick Burgh Hall, Glasgow, before a private cremation.

The kind-hearted family also shared their winnings with people less well off than themselves and they sponsored an artist to study for two years in Florence, Italy.

The couple became the 22nd richest people in Scotland after their win, which was at the time the largest Euromillions jackpot.

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