4 Stunning Lottery Mansions
A lotto jackpot is the easiest way towards the house of your dreams. In fact, luxury homes are the single most popular purchase among lottery winners. In this article, we are going to tell you about three of the most stunning lottery mansions of all time that will make you a firm believer in the potential of the game.
1. The Wier Lottery Mansion
Back in 2011, Colin and Christine Weir scooped £161 million in the EuroMillions lottery. With such an immense fortune at hand, the Weirs were bound to change houses sooner rather than later. The first property they bought was Knock House, located near Largs, Ayrshire and overlooking the Firth of Clyde.
This superb country house worth £850,000 had a 5-bedroom main house, which also featured a sun room, a lovely kitchen, as well as a very generous garden with its very own gold course. However, the Weirs still saw the need for an upgrade and in 2016, they bought Frognal House in Troon.
The Weirs decided to buy the £3 million Scottish estate only 10 minutes into their visit there, as they thought it was the home of their dreams. Spread over 32 acres, Frognal House is one of the largest estates in Scotland and it is simply breathtaking.
2. The Robinson Lottery Mansion
Back in 2016, John and Lisa Robinson won a third of the largest jackpot in lottery history, the world-famous $1.58 billion US Powerball jackpot. Before their record-breaking win, the Robinsons lived in a modest $150,000 bungalow, but, as you can imagine, their newly-found fortune inspired them to aim higher.
And that they did, as they moved into a 10-bedroom lakehouse worth $6.2 million. Their stunning lottery estate is located in the Tennessee countryside and has 320 acres of land, as well as a private lake. As for the house, it includes its very own cinema and a terrace facing the lake.
3. The Chester Lottery Mansion
Neil Chester won a staggering £8.5 million in the British National Lottery and he immediately decided that the most important thing that he wanted to use the money for was securing the best possible life for his family.
As such, Neil and his wife, Kate, bought the kind of house that they had always wanted to live in. This is how they ended up purchasing Semple House in Romsey, Hampshire for £1.8 million back in 2008. The 18-acre estate features a 6-bedroom house, equipped with a cinema, an indoor pool, and sauna.
Neil, Kate, their four lovely children, and the newest member of their family, a King Chevalier puppy, moved into Semple House, with the hope of starting the rest of their lives together in a home larger than life.
However, they ended up putting their lottery mansion for sale in 2010 for £4.75 million because they found out that it is quite the challenge to spend quality time together in a house this big. They then aimed for far more modest accommodation. "I think a 6,000 sq ft place would be perfect", said Neil.
4. The Trotter Lottery Mansion
Neil Trotter was living in a three-bedroom suburban semi in Surrey before he became a millionaire. In 2015, he won a huge £108 million jackpot and became one of the biggest lotto winners in British history. Then, Mr. Trotter decided that it was finally time for an upgrade, so he bought a 400-acre mansion in Kent.
He said that he and his partner, Nicky, had always aimed for a "slower pace of living" after living on a busy road for so many years. They wanted a house with horse stables, lavish gardens, and all the peace and quiet that money could buy.
So, for £5 million, Neil and Nicky bought an eight-bedroom Grade II-listed manor that would become the house of their dreams. Their lottery mansion is surrounded by woods and fields and features a lake, as well as some staggering gardens.