What Scottish Lottery winners spent their money on – from houses to supercars
In a country of 5.45 million people, Scotland has certainly had its fair share of National Lottery and Euromillions winners.
As also reported by the Daily Record, one lucky Scot could be lucky enough to win a £107 MILLION Euromillions jackpot, and that lucky person could be you!
Money like that could pay off a mortgage, build a life in a sunny place, or provide your loved ones with things beyond their wildest dreams.
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Many winners in Scotland have spent their money in a variety of ways – from splashing out on Bentleys and supercars, to even buying an entire castle!
So how have past Scottish lottery winners spent the money?
Adrian and Gullian Bayford
Scottish couple Gillian and Adrian Bayford were thrilled when they scooped the massive £148million payout in 2012.
However, just under 12 months later, they broke up.
Since the relationship broke up, Gillian has started her own real estate company and leads a chic and glamorous lifestyle.
She bought a property on Newport-on-Tay seafront for just £625,000 from her ex Adrian in 2017 – but later relisted it.
She then nabbed her ‘dream house’ which is worth £1.2m.
This vast house has six bedrooms and a garden as big as a football field, as well as three reception rooms and a triple garage.
This Victorian mansion also has three reception rooms, a gazebo, a triple garage and a greenhouse.
Among Gillian’s other property purchases was a £619,990 castle which she also put up for sale.
Gillian also bought an army of Audi cars and would drive a £150,000 Bentley Bentayga.
After her victory, Jane quit her temporary job at £8 an hour, but says life was easier before.
She has spent thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery since winning, which she says has “ruined her life”.
Jane has previously said: “Sometimes I feel like winning the lottery has ruined my life.
“I thought it would make him 10 times better, but it made him 10 times worse.”
Christine and Colin Weir
The couple became Scotland’s biggest Lotto winners, and former cameraman Colin was quick to pay out the money.
Colin bought cars, jewelry and possessions, and pumped money into his favorite football club, Partick Thistle.
Colin has also spent thousands of dollars donating massive sums to good causes.
The couple shared their fortune with friends and charitable trusts and passed on money to their two children – Carly, 33, and Jamie, 31.
Tragically, Colin, who separated from his wife of 38 years in the summer of 2018, died of sepsis three years ago.
Prior to his passing, the benevolent Colin had bought a 55% stake in Partick Thistle, a month before his death, so he could gift the club to the fans and put its future in the hands of the local community.
Callie Rodgers was a fresh-faced 16-year-old when she won £1.8million in 2003.
Before hitting the jackpot, she was earning £3.60 an hour as a co-op cashier in Cockermouth, Cumbria.
Her expenses included £18,000 for boobs, £300,000 for clothes and £500,000 which she gave to friends and family.
She also moved her foster parents into a new £180,000 home, and also splashed out on designer clothes and lavish gifts for her loved ones.
However, the UK’s youngest lottery winner admits she was unhappy after squandering her winnings on materialistic possessions.
Michael – or Mickey – Carroll pocketed £9.7million after winning the Lotto jackpot in 2002.
The lovable thug, nicknamed ‘Lotto Lout’, has blown his nearly £10million fortune which he earned in 2002 on prostitutes, booze, fast cars and holidays.
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Carroll found himself penniless and homeless far from his hedonistic beach party gluttony in Jamaica, Barbados and Puerto Banus.
Barry and Roberta Little
The Dumfries couple won big on New Years Day 2013.
Although they’re into it, the couple insist on keeping life simple, saying they have a million reasons not to change anything.
They live on an ordinary street, shop at Aldi, vacation in a caravan and drive a used car.
Jake, 59, from Forfar, won £10,317,199 and won the Saturday Night Draw jackpot in April 2016.
After winning big, Jake immediately quit his job with local company Ramsay Ladders.
Jake, who has been heavily involved in youth football, sparked a frenzy in the sleepy town of Angus when he casually told friends at his local bar – The Osnaburgh – that he had won the jackpot at a single ticket.
It is understood that Jake, who has been married twice, traveled to Edinburgh to stay with his 26-year-old daughter Emma.
But there were also rumors he jumped on a plane and headed to London to hide out with his eldest daughter Lisa, 28.
Alison and John Doherty
Alison and John Doherty, from Elderslie in Renfrewshire, won £14,671,343 in the draw on Saturday July 2, 2016.
The pair were actually due to go on vacation when their winning numbers were drawn, so they hid their ticket and waited two weeks for their big win to be cleared.
Although he had earned a fortune, John continued his work as a freelance plumber, embarking on a series of on-call jobs when the couple returned from vacation.
Sheila and Duncan Davidson
Sheila and Duncan, a couple from Aberdeenshire, won the £4,460,495 jackpot with a lucky ticket.
After the win, Ms Davidson said she would donate to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, after being treated for oral cancer.
The couple were also planning to buy a new car as their Vauxhall Astra was at the time running out of steam.
Duncan intended to go see his beloved Manchester United play at Old Trafford.
The couple, who have been together for 30 years, reportedly plan to hand over their daughters – Carol and Lynne – £1million each.
John from East Lothian pocketed £1m in the EuroMillions draw in May 2018.
But he decided to celebrate in a rather unusual way by sailing up Ben Nevis to do a champagne spray.
John Edmond climbed over 4,400 feet and faced treacherous weather conditions to tick a lifelong ambition off his to-do list to score his big win.
At the time of his victory, John was working as a roofer and had no intention of giving up his job.
John said the biggest difference the win made was allowing the family to move into a bigger house and his two daughters to have separate bedrooms and even their own bathrooms.
John also planned to open his own real estate business with his wife Amanda.