I bought HUGE fleet of cars including Jaguar & Porsche with £107M lotto prize – and my collection didn’t end there

Joe and Jess Thwaite (£184million)

Joe Thwaite, 49, and Jess Thwaite, 46, decided to go public after winning a record-breaking EuroMillions jackpot in May 2022.

The Gloucestershire couple, who have been married for 11 years, won a massive £184million.

But when Joe got the email with the shocking news he didn’t even wake hairdresser Jess.

Jess said that Joe got up as usual at 5.15am to sort out the couple’s dogs.

She said: “Once the dogs were happy he checked his phone and saw the email from The National Lottery saying, ‘Good news, you’ve won a prize’.”

Joe added: “I looked it up and saw we’d won. I saw how much and I didn’t know what to do.

“I couldn’t go back to sleep, I didn’t want to wake Jess up so I just laid there for what seemed like forever.

“I spent some time searching for property with no budget limit, which was a novelty!”

The Sun revealed last year that the couple are ready to splash the cash – on a new fence for their neighbour.

Anonymous (£170million)

This winner decided they would stay hidden when they bagged their £170million win in October 2019.

That massive jackpot made them richer than AdeleThe Sussexes and Ed Sheeran.

Camelot announced that the winner would not be publicly named unless they decided to.

They matched all five main numbers plus the two lucky stars to secure their millions.

Colin and Chris Weir (£161million)

Colin and Chris Weir won £161million on the EuroMillions in 2011.

They splashed out on a stunning mansion and their humble first buys included a checked sports jacket, a computer and a tractor.

The Scottish couple initially bought Knock House near Largs, but they sold their mansion in favour of an even bigger pad in Troon.

They donated much of their money and set up The Weir Charitable Trust in 2013.

In April 2019, the pair announced they were filing for divorce and released a statement.

In December 2019, Colin died at the age of 71 after succumbing to a “short illness”.

He had invested in companies like Irn-Bru and Greggs, while also sharing around £40million of the win with friends and family.

He saved money to throw his friends a lobster feast at the funeral.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford (£148.6million)

Adrian and Gillian Bayford from Suffolk won £148.6million, after exchange rates, on August 10, 2012 after buying a Lucky Dip from a convenience store.

When they realised they had won, they celebrated by taking their children out for pizza.

Just 15 months after the jackpot win, Gillian divorced Adrian.

Adrian used part of the fortune to set up his own music business and open a shop featuring the world’s largest collection of Lady Gaga memorabilia.

Adrian’s £6.5m mansion with 189 acres and pool was sold because close friends report it has too many memories of pals betraying him.

In February 2017 the wealthy winner’s home was raided in a £100,000 burglary and he has since settled in Perthshire not far from his ex-wife.

Meanwhile Gillian had a bit of strife of her own as her father blasted her saying he “only received £1million” from his daughter despite her claims she gave him £20m.

Dad Ian McCulloch said: “Gillian’s whole life is shredded with lies. Her life is a total mess – a fabrication.”

In August 2018, Gillian married convicted fraudster Brian Deans.

She had a baby at the age of 48 during lockdown and said she had always wanted another baby.

Adrian was recently forced to cancel a music festival after neighbours filed complaints.


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