Scottish Lottery jackpot winners and how they spent their millions – from castles to surgery

Scotland has had its fair share of lottery winners over the years.

You could be in with a chance of scooping some serious cash this weekend with a £107m Euromillions jackpot and a must-see National Lottery draw for £11.8m this Saturday.

This lucky ticket could help you pay off your mortgage, escape to a sunny spot, or even make your loved ones happy.

From spending money on expensive cars to buying castles and Bentleys, Scotland’s winners have certainly been spending money after landing their megabuck bonanza.

But how have some of the previous Scottish winners spent their fortunes?

Adrian and Gullian Bayford



Former couple Gillian and Adrian Bayford have won £148m.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford were thrilled when they scooped a huge £148m lottery win in 2012.

Less than a year later, the couple separated.

Gillian has since started her own real estate business and is enjoying a glamorous new lifestyle.

She bought a waterfront property in Newport-on-Tay from ex Adrian for £625,000 in 2017 – but then put it up for sale.

The lottery winner went on to buy a ‘dream house’ worth £1.2million.

The Victorian mansion has six bedrooms and a garden the size of a football pitch as well as three reception rooms and a triple garage.

The sumptuous pad also has three reception rooms, a gazebo, a triple garage and a greenhouse.

Among her other property purchases was a £619,990 castle which she also put up for sale.

She picked up a fleet of Audi cars following her mammoth victory and would drive a £150,000 Bentley Bentayga.

Colin and Christine Weir



Colin and Christine Weir took home £161m.

The couple became Scotland’s biggest Lotto winners and former cameraman Colin was quick to pay out the money.

He shelled out for cars, jewelry and possessions and pumped money into his favorite football club, Partick Thistle, while also making massive donations to worthy causes.

The couple shared their fortune with friends and charitable trusts and passed on money to their two children – Carly, 33, and Jamie, 31.

Tragically, Colin, who separated from his wife of 38 years in the summer of 2018, died of sepsis three years ago.

Prior to his passing, the benevolent Colin had bought a 55% stake in Partick Thistle a month before his death so he could gift the club to the fans and put its future in the hands of the local community.

Callie Rodgers



Callie holding her winning check in the air

Callie Rodgers had just turned 16 when she won £1.8million in 2003.

Before hitting the jackpot, she was earning £3.60 an hour as a co-op cashier in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Her expenses included £250,000 on cocaine, £18,000 on jobs, £300,000 on clothes and £500,000 which she gave away to friends and family.

She has also moved from her adoptive parents’ home to a new £180,000 home, along with designer clothes and lavish gifts for her loved ones.

However, the UK’s youngest lottery winner admits she was unhappy after wasting her winnings.

Mickey Carroll



Mickey Carroll won £9.7million in 2002

Michael – or Mickey – Carroll pocketed £9.7million after winning the Lotto jackpot in 2002.

The lovable thug, nicknamed ‘Lotto Lout’, has blown his nearly £10million fortune which he earned in 2002 on prostitutes, booze, fast cars and holidays.

Carroll found himself penniless and homeless far from his hedonistic beach party gluttony in Jamaica, Barbados and Puerto Banus.

Jane Park



Jane Park Lottery Winner

After her victory, Jane quit her temporary job at £8 an hour, but says life was easier before.

Jane, even offered to pay someone £60,000 a year to date her.

She has also spent thousands of dollars on cosmetic surgery since her victory, which she says has “ruined her life”.

Jane has previously said: “Sometimes I feel like winning the lottery has ruined my life.

“I thought it would make him 10 times better, but it made him 10 times worse.”

Barry and Roberta Little

The Dumfries couple won big on New Years Day 2013.

Although they’re into it, the couple insist on keeping life simple, saying they have a million reasons not to change anything.

They live on an ordinary street, shop at Aldi, vacation in a caravan and drive a used car.

Jake Bowman

Jake, 59, from Forfar, won £10,317,199 and won the Saturday Night Draw jackpot in April 2016.

After winning big, Jake immediately quit his job with local company Ramsay Ladders.

Jake, who has been heavily involved in youth football, sparked a frenzy in the sleepy town of Angus when he casually told friends at his local bar – The Osnaburgh – that he had won the jackpot at a single ticket.

It is understood that Jake, who has been married twice, traveled to Edinburgh to stay with his 26-year-old daughter Emma.

But there were also rumors he jumped on a plane and headed to London to hide out with his eldest daughter Lisa, 28.

Alison and John Doherty

Alison and John Doherty, from Elderslie in Renfrewshire, won £14,671,343 in the draw on Saturday July 2, 2016.

The pair were actually due to go on vacation when their winning numbers were drawn, so they hid their ticket and waited two weeks for their big win to be cleared.

Although he had earned a fortune, John continued his work as a freelance plumber, embarking on a series of on-call jobs when the couple returned from vacation.

Sheila and Duncan Davidson



Sheila and Duncan, a couple from Aberdeenshire, won the £4,460,495 jackpot with a lucky ticket.

After the win, Ms Davidson said she would donate to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, after being treated for oral cancer.

The couple were also planning to buy a new car as their Vauxhall Astra was at the time running out of steam.

Duncan intended to go see his beloved Manchester United play at Old Trafford.

The couple, who have been together for 30 years, reportedly plan to hand over their daughters – Carol and Lynne – £1million each.

John Edmond

John from East Lothian pocketed £1million in the EuroMillions draw in May 2018.

But he decided to celebrate in a rather unusual way by sailing up Ben Nevis to do a champagne spray.

John Edmond climbed over 4,400 feet and faced treacherous weather conditions to tick a lifelong ambition off his to-do list to score his big win.

At the time of his victory, John was working as a roofer and had no intention of giving up his job.

John said the biggest difference the win made was allowing the family to move into a bigger house and his two daughters to have separate bedrooms and even their own bathrooms.

John also planned to open his own real estate business with his wife Amanda.

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