Lottery winner tells how girlfriend left him and moved into their ‘beautiful’ £500,000 house ALONE


A lottery winner who scooped £10,000-a-month for the following 30 years has advised how his girlfriend has moved into their £500,000 dream dwelling alone after dumping him and taking all the cash.

Kirk Stevens, 39, immediately mentioned his ex live-in companion Laura Hoyle, 40, has settled into the brand new construct 5 bed room indifferent home that they selected collectively after they received the life altering sum in March final yr.

The couple selected the massive purple brick three-storey property off-plan when it was being in-built a quiet nook of latest property on the outskirts of Nottingham. The tip of cul-de-sac dwelling overlooks fields and boasts one of many prime areas on the property which remains to be beneath development.

Mr Stevens mentioned he was planning on proposing to Miss Hoyle after they received the jackpot value £3.6 million over 30 years – going as far as to ask her dad and mom’ permission and shopping for and engagement ring. 

As an alternative, Mr Stevens helped his former companion transfer out of his dwelling and transfer into the luxurious purple brick dwelling he thought they’d share collectively.  

Mr Stevens had been letting Miss Hoyle stay with him in his three-bedroom home totally free as he ‘did not anticipate her to pay hire’ – with the settlement that she can be the one to pay £25 per week for lottery tickets. 

The deal paid off for the couple, however Mr Stevens claimed Miss Hoyle has now damaged up with him, snubbed him from the winnings and ‘even needs our two canines’.

The couple had mentioned they deliberate to arrange a ghost searching enterprise and have been photographed holding their cheque – written out to each of them. 

Mr Stevens argued he must be given a share of the winnings after the break up, however though the novelty cheque handed to the couple had each of their names on it, the ticket was purchased with Miss Hoyle’s account.

A lady who allegedly reduce her ex live-in companion off from a shared £10,000 a month jackpot over 30 years, has settled right into a luxurious £500,000 indifferent home the couple had chosen collectively

Mr Stevens had been letting Miss Hoyle live with him in his £240,000 three-bedroom house for free as he 'didn't expect her to pay rent' - with the agreement that she would be the one to pay £25 a week for lottery tickets

Mr Stevens had been letting Miss Hoyle stay with him in his £240,000 three-bedroom home totally free as he ‘did not anticipate her to pay hire’ – with the settlement that she can be the one to pay £25 per week for lottery tickets

Kirk Stevens, 39, and Laura Hoyle, 40, (pictured) bought their winning ticket online via the National Lottery app but Mr Stevens said Miss Hoyle has dumped him and taken 'everything'

Kirk Stevens, 39, and Laura Hoyle, 40, (pictured) purchased their successful ticket on-line by way of the Nationwide Lottery app however Mr Stevens mentioned Miss Hoyle has dumped him and brought ‘all the pieces’

The couple said they planned to set up a ghost hunting business with their cash prize

The couple mentioned they deliberate to arrange a ghost searching enterprise with their money prize 

Mr Stevens had been letting Miss Hoyle live with him for free as he 'didn't expect her to pay rent' so the pair decided she would put £25 a week into the lotto

Mr Stevens had been letting Miss Hoyle stay with him totally free as he ‘did not anticipate her to pay hire’ so the pair determined she would put £25 per week into the lotto

Camelot has mentioned that every one Lotto wins are paid to a person, even in a syndicate, and advised the Solar that the successful account was hers.

Nonetheless round 10 weeks in the past later Miss Hoyle dumped Mr Stevens and obtained a brand new home. Her new house is a big purple brick three-story 5 bed room property nestled in a quiet nook of a brand new construct property on the outskirts of Nottingham. 

Mr Stevens, an engineer, mentioned his ex had advised him the pair would ‘stay the lifetime of Riley’ in the event that they received however ‘now she’s gone’.

Talking to MailOnline he mentioned: ‘That must be my dwelling too. We select it collectively.

‘It’s the home we have been meant to maneuver in collectively.

‘It’s lovely, completely lovely. It’s three storey, 5 bedrooms. It’s wonderful!’

Paradoxically Mr Stevens helped his ex transfer into the brand new dwelling he has by no means set foot in since.

He added: ‘She pulled the plug and took all the pieces. She even needs our two canines.’

The couple had beforehand shared custody of their two pet Cocker Spaniels, Barny and Teddy.

Mr Stevens mentioned: ‘The connection was not excellent however it was all proper. There have been just a few issues in direction of the tip however I don’t need to say what.

‘However I really feel exhausting carried out by about the home, why wouldn’t you?’

Kirk advised how the couple had first seen the place when it was an empty plot.

He defined: ‘We initially noticed it a few yr in the past. It was a shell, no partitions, no plasterboard simply wooden and studs.

‘We appreciated the situation, it was probably the greatest spots proper on the finish of an in depth and it was the same type to the luxurious Bosworth present dwelling.’ 

He advised how Laura had put down a ten per cent deposit from her cash, stating: ‘She was shopping for the brand new home with a mortgage for us and I used to be persevering with to pay the mortgage on my £240,000 home the place I’ve lived for seven years and the place she had moved in with me hire free.

‘We have been pleased with that association and I had deliberate to hire my place out.

‘I used to be paying my mortgage and payments and he or she was paying for meals and the canines’ insurance coverage.’

Earlier this yr Miss Hoyle mentioned the pair have been planning to go to Disneyland Paris in the summertime, in addition to ‘plenty of different thrilling locations’, earlier than the break up.

Laura was seen saying she was ‘going to be sick’ in a clip from when the couple received the draw on March 1, 2021. 

Laura Hoyle (seen in a clip of the phone call), 40, and 38-year-old Kirk Stevens matched all five main numbers plus the Life Ball to win the top prize in the Set For Life draw on March 1 last year

Laura Hoyle (seen in a clip of the telephone name), 40, and 38-year-old Kirk Stevens matched all 5 essential numbers plus the Life Ball to win the highest prize within the Set For Life draw on March 1 final yr

Mr Stevens mentioned: ‘I couldn’t make her keep when she mentioned she didn’t need me so I helped her transfer out to assist her our.

‘She took the mattress from the spare room, wardrobes and a few furnishings she had purchased and all her garments.

‘She obtained a removals van and I helped her get her stuff out. It was about 10 weeks in the past and he or she moved straight onto the brand new home, which ought to have been ours collectively.

‘I’ve not been in it because it’s had partitions! After she walked out I assumed she was residing there alone and I wasn’t residing there.

The couple now break up custody or their two canines.

Kirk defined: ‘There was a little bit of a spat final week and he or she mentioned I wasn’t having the canines and that she was maintaining them over Financial institution Vacation though it was my week.’

He advised how after the soloist ‘issues have been amicable’ however then soured.’

He believes he’s entitled to a portion of the Lotto winnings, telling MailOnline: ‘I don’t need hand of the cash, that might be unreasonable however £1,000 – ten per cent – a month can be fairly good!”

He mentioned he feels ‘very distressed’ by the connection breakdown and the spat over the winnings, saying: ‘Laura was a pleasant particular person and good enjoyable. We did numerous issues collectively.’

The couple had been as a consequence of arrange a ghost searching enterprise as a crew however that in now off as a joint enterprise

Kirk mentioned: ‘It isn’t going to work collectively however she is hoping to hold on the enterprise individually.’

There was no signal of Laura when a MailOnline reporter referred to as at her new dwelling immediately.

Her subsequent door neighbour mentioned: ‘She has gone away for just a few days.’

Mr Stevens mentioned he met Miss Hoyle via a good friend in 2018 and he or she then moved into his three-bedroom dwelling in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

Referencing letting Miss Hoyle stay rent-free in his £240,000 dwelling he mentioned she had requested how a lot hire to pay him however ‘so far as I used to be involved she was my girlfriend.’ 

He added: ‘I did not anticipate her to pay hire, I did not ask her for a penny.’

The couple are pictured here with their dogs Teddy and Barney but Mr Stevens said Miss Hoyle wants to take the beloved pets too

The couple are pictured right here with their canines Teddy and Barney however Mr Stevens mentioned Miss Hoyle needs to take the beloved pets too

Mr Stevens said he met Miss Hoyle through a friend in 2018 and she then moved into his three-bedroom home in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

Mr Stevens mentioned he met Miss Hoyle via a good friend in 2018 and he or she then moved into his three-bedroom dwelling in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire 

The engineer went on to say that the couple had as an alternative made the association that Miss Hoyle would purchase the lottery tickets.

He mentioned: ‘As an alternative, she advised me she’d purchase us Lottery tickets. She spent round £25 per week and advised me that if we received, we’d each stay it up.

‘Our association was by no means any extra formal however I did not suppose I wanted something extra. 

‘We have been a pair, residing collectively in my dwelling. In addition to, I by no means anticipated to win.’

‘Laura was out of labor however had cash from the sale of her home. She may have paid me hire however I did not need it. I used to be pleased with the association because it was.’

Previous to the association Miss Hoyle had been let go from her job at a logistics agency, so bought her Wolverhampton dwelling and moved in with Mr Stevens.

Miss Hoyle ignored the message telling her she had received the lottery for 2 weeks, pondering she had solely received £5.

Mr Stevens added: ‘Each our names have been on the cheque we posed with for footage and each press launch from [National Lottery operator] Camelot talked about each of us successful the prize collectively.

‘Laura instantly give up her job and we purchased a Porsche Cayenne. It was a extremely thrilling time.

‘I suppose you would say we have been semi-sharing the cash then. Laura was paying me £1,000 a month from the winnings and he or she inspired me to pursue my grasp’s diploma in mechanical engineering. I’d by no means have carried out it however Laura mentioned she would repay my scholar mortgage.

‘We had plans for the long run. We have been going to purchase properties collectively and construct an empire.’

He added he was planning to suggest to Miss Hoyle after their lottery dream got here true, and even purchased an engagement.

Mr Stevens mentioned: ‘I beloved Laura and wished to spend the remainder of my life together with her.

‘I even talked to her dad and mom and requested them for her hand in marriage. They have been over the moon, and I used to be actually excited.

‘I talked to Laura’s buddies, purchased an engagement ring and was going to suggest — however then we hit a foul patch and I believed, ‘I can not ask her now’. So I put it off. I even despatched the ring again.

‘After some time, issues have been again on monitor between us so I purchased one other ring. I used to be going to suggest and, simply then, we hit one other unhealthy patch.

‘I felt Laura was reluctant to commit and that the cash was a part of the issue.’

Mr Stevens additionally mentioned the ghost-hunting enterprise was Miss Hoyle’s concept – with the pair shopping for cameras and making Youtube movies of ghost hunts.

After getting a night-vision digicam from the Nationwide Lottery, Miss Hoyle determined she wished to show her ardour for ghost-hunting right into a profession.

The couple would go ghost-hunting ‘all weekend’, and when Mr Stevens went to work in the course of the week, Miss Hoyle would spend her time enhancing ghost hunt movies at dwelling. 

Loss of life, divorce and freely giving hundreds of thousands to charity: What occurred to UK’s earlier greatest lottery winners 

August 2012: Adrian and Gillian Bayford

Jackpot:  £148m

Adrian Bayford and then wife Gillian, from Haverhill, Suffolk, pictured in August 2021 after it was announced they had won a jackpot of just over £148 million

Adrian Bayford after which spouse Gillian, from Haverhill, Suffolk, pictured in August 2021 after it was introduced they’d received a jackpot of simply over £148 million

In August 2012, Mr and Mrs Bayford received 190 million euro in a EuroMillions draw, which amounted to simply over £148 million.

The couple used their winnings to purchase a Grade-II listed property in Cambridgeshire, full with cinema and billiards room.

However inside a yr their marriage ended and Gillian moved again to Scotland together with her half share of the winnings, the place she launched a property firm. 

She has since remarried and had her third baby together with her second husband. 

Bayford remained within the Grade 2 listed property however after a sequence of relationships failed he put it up on the market and moved north to be nearer to his kids. 

January 2019: Patrick and Frances Connolly

Jackpot: £115m

EuroMillions lottery winners, Frances and Patrick Connolly pose during a photocall at the Culloden Hotel near Belfast, on January 4, 2019

EuroMillions lottery winners, Frances and Patrick Connolly pose throughout a photocall on the Culloden Resort close to Belfast, on January 4, 2019

Former social employee and instructor Frances Connolly and her husband Patrick received virtually £115 million on New Yr’s Day in 2019.

She has already given away £60million to charity, in addition to sharing her winnings together with her family and friends, saying she is hooked on serving to others.

Mrs Connolly, 55, from Northern Eire, has already busted the charity finances she agreed for this yr with husband Paddy – and has given away what they’d have donated as much as 2032. 

She mentioned serving to others, whether or not with cash or by volunteering her time, lifted individuals’s spirits throughout lockdown. 

The lottery winner has arrange two charitable foundations, one named after her late mom Kathleen Graham of their native Northern Eire, and the PFC Belief in Hartlepool, the place the couple have lived for 30 years. 

The couple, who’ve three daughters – Catrina and twins Fiona and Natalie – should not extravagant with their wealth and Mrs Connolly has no want to purchase a yacht.

Their greatest expenditure after their win was a six-bedroom home in County Durham with seven acres of land, whereas Mr Connolly drives a second-hand Aston Martin, however Mrs Connolly scoffed on the concept of spending £13,000 on a console desk. 

When she noticed a TV present the place somebody in Monaco spent £25,000 on a bottle of champagne, she instantly thought that would have put a teenager on the property ladder.

July 2011: Colin and Chris Weir

Jackpot: £161.6m

Chris and Colin Weir, who were later divorced, celebrate after winning jackpot of £161.6million in July 2011 - the then record for a lottery haul

Chris and Colin Weir, who have been later divorced, have fun after successful jackpot of £161.6million in July 2011 – the then document for a lottery haul

Colin and Chris Weir, from North Ayrshire, bagged a jackpot of £161.6million in July 2011 – the then document for a lottery haul.

Mr Weir sadly died aged 71 in 2019, eight years after he received the jackpot. 

Mr and Mrs Weir, 62, have been granted a divorce in the course of the summer time after 38 years of marriage. It’s understood that they’d been residing aside for practically a yr previous to his loss of life.

That they had two kids collectively, Carly and Jamie. 

Mr Weir was recognized for his assist for the SNP and his love of Partick Thistle Soccer Membership. 

He secured a majority stake within the Glasgow membership in a seven-figure deal – and promised to present the 55 per cent shareholding to a followers group.

Mr Weir additionally helped the Jags to arrange the Thistle Weir Youth Academy and a piece of the membership’s Firhill Stadium was named the Colin Weir Stand in his honour.

A former STV cameraman, he additionally made a donation to a group soccer membership in his dwelling city of Largs after organising the Weir Charitable Belief in 2013 together with his spouse.

That they had each been compelled to surrender work early and nursed one another via years of unwell well being earlier than they turned the twenty second richest individuals in Scotland after their £161,653,000 win.

In a single day, they entered the Sunday Instances Wealthy Checklist above Beatle Ringo Starr and singer Sir Tom Jones however shunned the lavish way of life determined to go on vacation to Brighton following.

One of many first objects Mr Weir bought following the wonderful jackpot win was a checked sports activities jacket just like the one worn by Scotsport legend Arthur Montford.

The couple ended up shopping for a variety of properties, together with for his or her son Jamie, who was working in a name centre, and daughter Carly, who was finding out images. In addition they purchased properties for his or her shut buddies. 

Quickly after the life-changing windfall, they moved out of their very own three-bedroom dwelling into Knock Home – a mansion set in 23 acres of gardens and woods within the hills above Largs, full with cinema, pool and stables. 

They purchased it for £850,000 earlier than promoting it in 2016 to an abroad belief in a £1.4million deal.

In addition they went on to changed their humble Suzuki for a £160,000 fleet of vehicles for the couple, their household and buddies. 

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