I'm one of UK's biggest lotto winners EVER after I scooped £25m – why I gave half of it away | The Sun

A EUROMILLIONS winner who scooped an incredible £25million has given half of his winnings away.

Brian Caswell, 81, bagged the hefty sum back in 2009 but has since donated 50% of his funds to his family and charity work.

The Bolton granddad used a portion of his cash prize to buy his daughters properties, whisk his loved ones away on holiday, and purchase a fresh allotment at his grandchildren's school.

The keen gardener is hoping to nurture the next generation of green-fingered pupils by creating the green space at Egerton Community Primary School.

"I love my allotment and winning the lottery gave me the time – and the money of course – which I needed to ensure I could grow the very best fruit and vegetables," Brian said.

But the pensioner, who is still one of the country’s biggest ever individual winners, has also spearheaded a new charity to help his borough's residents.

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The retired engineer admits he is more than happy to give away much of his record prize.

He continued: “It has changed my life, of course it has.

"It’s impossible to say it hasn’t.

“But there are areas where I don’t think I’ve changed.

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"I still go to my local pub.

"But who were friends then, and who are friends now, there have been changes.

“The reason it makes you happy is that you can do it for your grandchildren; make sure they’re secure for the rest of their lives.

“This has come to me late in life.

"You have to make sure you can pass it on to make their situation that much better.”

It comes after another lottery winner became "addicted" to helping others after giving away more than half of her £115 million fortune.

Frances and husband Paddy have now paid more than what they had agreed to allocate to charities by 2032.

Elsewhere, Britain's youngest National Lottery winner who blew her near-£2million prize on drugs has issued a warning to fellow winners.

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