EuroMillions £161m jackpot winner Colin Weir dies aged 71

28 December 2019 10:06
Weir, who donated substantially to the Scottish independence campaign, dies after short illnessColin Weir, one of the winners of the £161m jackpot in what was Europe’s biggest lottery prize, has died after a short illness at the age of 71.Weir and his then wife, Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the entire EuroMillions jackpot – £161,653,000 – in the summer of 2011. A spokeswoman for Weir’s lawyers said: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Weir early today after a short illness. We would ask for privacy for his family and friends at this distressing time. No further comment will be made other than to offer sincere thanks to the staff of University hospital Ayr for their care and compassion.” Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian