The Scots Colin and Chris Weir won in 2011 with EuroMillions more than 161 million pounds (then to 185 million euros), a then record. They made the marital break Wednesday announced via a statement in the Scottish edition of tabloidkrant The Sun. “With regret in the heart to confirm Chris and Colin that she has for some time been living apart and have the intention to divorce. The torque comes in all the friendship from each other. They have no further comment,” was the. Colin, a former cameraman, and Chris, to the lottowinst active as a nurse in a psychiatric setting, have two adult children. the
The two were blissfully happy when they are eight years ago the cheque with the record got handed. Tv footage in which she's a bottle of champagne leegspoten, went around the world. From the nothing they crossed with their fortune suddenly world-famous stars such as David Bowie and Tom Jones over. Their peaceful life was suddenly totally turned upside thrown. Their home in the municipality of Largs in the west of Scotland, was almost attacked by ‘friends’, ‘acquaintances’ or strangers who, for financial support asked. Their letterbox could be the amount of send letters asking for donations do not swallow. It resulted in them temporarily to Spain verkasten.
The two started a charity and save the Scottish first division Partick Thistle of the financial ruin. In return for their donation - the exact amount was not disclosed - they obtained each five percent of the clubaandelen. As a thank you carries a tribune in the name of "Colin Weir".
The lottowinnaars supported the Scottish National Party (SNP) in the run-up to the onafhankelijkheidsreferendum of september 2014. As supporters of a Scottish breakaway from the United Kingdom donated 1 million pounds to the SNP. Also, after the lost referendum received the SNP have donations from the Weirs.
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