A NEW document has revealed that EuroMillions winner Colin Weir spent £40m in eight years before he died.

The local lotto winner scooped £161m with then-wife Christine back in 2011.

And he didn’t shy away from spending his cash before he passed away from sepsis and 'acute kidney injury' in December 2019 at 71.

Generous Colin shared around half of his winnings with family and friends, donating to local causes and charities in the town and making a string business investments.

A lifelong Partick Thistle supporter, he bought a 55 per cent share in the club before he died. Colin was also a major Scottish independence supporter and gave millions to the SNP.

Despite their lotto success, Colin drifted apart from wife Christine and they split up after 38 years of marriage.

He snapped up several homes following his EuroMillions win - including a £1.1m seafront pad in Ayr.

Colin invested £20,368 in Microsoft, £19,813 in Tesco, £19,562 in Irn-Bru firm AG Barr and £22,950 in Greggs. The lotto winner owned four top cars - including a Bentley worth £10,000, a Jaguar worth £28,000 and two Mercedes vehicles - one of which was valued at £35,000.

He also had jewellery, furniture and artworks which were all worth up to £212,000.

Colin and Christine generously forked out around £5m buying homes for their loved ones and setting up bursaries for a number of Largs youngsters after their shock lotto scoop.

Instead of selling their old home, they gave it away to a lady who stayed next door with her parents.

The pair set up the Weir Charitable Trust - backing projects to promote health, active sports participation and animal welfare.

Colin spent £750,000 on the Weir 3G football pitch in the town and the couple paid £102,000 for improvements to the Inverclyde Sports Centre.

The EuroMillions winner’s will revealed that what’s left of his estate - which is still over £40m - will be managed by a discretionary trust.