You might have wondered what being the lottery winner and getting filthy rich overnight feels like. Being given the chance to enjoy all the fireworks, making the most of every penny you own, and having the privilege to be extravagant without the stress is quite an appealing prospect indeed.
Well, Colin Weir, once an ordinary lensman, was one of the few who got blessed with this lucky fortune. In 2011, this cameraman won the largest raffle in the country, winning a jackpot of $2,580,000. Although his tragic death occurred eight years after this victory, he made sure to live life to its fullest during this period.
Health Is Wealth
The overnight millionaire never had an ideal health condition due to his obesity and several other reasons that are not disclosed yet. Money is not everything, as they say. This is quite true because regardless of being worth $258 million, he failed to lead a healthy lifestyle. In 2019, at the age of 71, the poor soul departed due to his critical kidney condition, leaving us all a message that one’s actual wealth is their health.
Although the fact that he lived his life to the fullest still cannot be denied, for what more can a person ask from life than a happy death?
A Memorable Journey
Moving on to the good side of his life, Weir spent his dollars fulfilling every dream he ever dreamt of. His life was more like a representation of Ariana Grande’s song lyrics where she says, “I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.” He was a family guy, having two kids with the love of his life.
The first thing on his bucket list was to get an immense house, so he did get an enormously huge abode which he named Frognal House, giving the house a magnificent look by furnishing it with exorbitant embellishments. His next move was piling up his dream cars in the garage. Weir got four elite cars - one for each family member - including the top models of Jaguar, Bentley, and Mercedes. In 2018, he and his wife parted ways, after which he spent his years in a beach house.
His Unforgettable Contributions
The father of two proved to have a good heart. Apparently, he donated a huge amount to a political party, helping it get back on its feet, which was seen by the president of Scotland. Moreover, he even bought half of the team Patrick Thistle, assisting them in getting rid of all of their liabilities, creating an opportunity for the little ones of the country to play soccer.
Colin spent his years being a blessing for the poor, leaving a huge impact on many hearts.
People often forget humanity as soon as they get wealthy - but he was not one of those. After his death, the remaining dollars were distributed among his offspring.