Euromillion Winners The Weirs Set Up Charitable Trust

February 6, 2013 by  
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Chris and Colin Weir, the winners of the £161 million Euromillions jackpot in July 2011 have formally recognised their commitment to helping others by setting up The Weir Charitable Trust. Several months ago, we listed just some of the charitable endeavours the Weirs had supported since their immense lottery win, which ranged from donation, sponsorship and funding for areas including politics, art and sport. Now, in order to formalise their commitments to helping others, they have set up a Trust, where Scottish individuals, charities and groups can formally apply for funding. Read more

The Luckiest Lottery Winners in the World

January 11, 2013 by  
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Earlier this week, we wrote about the unluckiest lottery winners from around the world, after being inspired by poor $1 million lottery winner and cyanide poisoning victim, Urooj Khan. In the interest of balance, we feel it important to let our readers know that many lottery winners not only enjoy their winnings, but also use their new found wealth for good and to help others! So, to find out who the luckiest lottery winners in the world are according to us at, read on! Read more

Begging Letters Force Euromillions Jackpot Winner to Close Shop

January 7, 2013 by  
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After hearing that Adrian Bayford, the winner of the £148 million Euromillions jackpot in August 2012, has been forced to close his beloved music shop in Suffolk after being bombarded with begging letters, abusive customers and requests for money, we look at how other lottery winners have been affected by this murky side of winning the lottery. Read more

Euromillions Winners Give Back to the Community

September 12, 2012 by  
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Since netting the UK’s biggest ever Euromillions jackpot of £161 million back in July 2011, Chris and Colin Weir have kept in the public eye – but luckily, for better reasons than a lot of other lottery winners (reference the ill-fated “lotto lout” Michael Carroll, who won and lost a £9.7 million fortune in less than eight years). The Weirs have instead impressed both the media and the general public with their overwhelming generosity to help charitable concerns. After the news that they have made yet another bequest, we take a look back at their previous donations: Read more