£56m EuroMillions winners Nigel and Justine Page from the Cotswolds in England have purchased a new mansion. It’s cost them £6m and they went ahead with the purchase despite still having a £4.5m eco-home to sell.
The couple won their EuroMillions jackpot in 2010 and their win is the sixth highest UK lottery win. Soon after their big win Nigel, 49, married Justine, 47 and they bought a restored five-bedroom Cotswold farmhouse in Bilbury in Gloucestershire, England. They had been living in Cirencester and gave their old home to their cleaner.
Buying properties with your lottery winnings is really popular of course. £148m EuroMillions winner Adrian Bayford went on a property buying spree. Can Yildiz from Chingford, Essex, England, made his way onto the property ladder after his £80,000 National Lottery Tetris scratchcard win. Sometimes the windfalls help buy other people homes. £13.5m UK Lotto winner Peter Congdon from Cornwall, England, gave his daughter a £900,000 house.
The EuroMIllions winning couple didn’t want any normal house though. Their new home was made almost 100 per cent carbon neutral in a £2m revamp by designer Paul Lavelle. It was put on the market last year after Justine became “bored” with it and wanted a new home they could renovate. Their Bilbury home has an indoor pool and a 25-seat cinema but has yet to find a buyer.
Last year, £7 million Irish Lottery winner Greg Smyth sold the luxury home that he bought with his winnings. In America, Michael Engfors was just happy to be able to find a home after the homeless man won a $500,000 Eternal Splendor scratchcard prize.
Now the EuroMillions lottery winners have a Grade II-listed eight-bedroom home in the Cotswolds. It’s set in 23 acres and its principal rooms overlook immaculate laws and terraces with spectacular views. It has eight bedrooms and a cottage in the grounds. Buying the property also cost the couple a £650,000 stamp duty bill.
Their love of property isn’t that surprising. Nigel is a former property maintenance worker and Justine used to be an estate agent.
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