EuroMillions winner Colin Weir who scooped £161m jackpot laid to rest at footie funeral

TRAGIC EuroMillions winner Colin Weir has been laid to rest after making a final visit to his beloved football team.

Colin, who scooped a £161million jackpot, passed away from kidney failure and sepsis aged just 72 last month.

Colin Weir has made one final journey to his beloved football club
Andy Barr
Colin Weir and wife Christine won big in 2011 but split up years later
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His staggering EuroMillions win in July 2011 with ex-wife Chris made them the 22nd richest people in Scotland and propelled them on the Sunday Times Rich List.

Mourners lined the streets today to pay tribute to the dad-of-two ahead of the funeral service in Partick Burgh Hall, Glasgow, and a private cremation.

Footie-mad Colin also made a final visit to his beloved Partick Thistle’s ground, Firhill Stadium, as the procession made its way through the city.

Former cameraman Colin invested in the club after his win – leading to a section of the stadium was renamed the Colin Weir Stand.

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The Lotto winner also secured a majority shareholding at the club and promised to give the 55 per cent share directly to a fan group by March 2020.

The club recently dedicated a win to Colin – with players wearing black armbands and a minute’s applause held before kick-off.

Colin said previously: “I have been a Thistle fan since I was a boy and spent many hours at Firhill — some more enjoyable than others.

“Chris and I are delighted to be part of the effort to help the club achieve financial security — no mean feat for any Scottish club today.

“We also support the establishment of Partick Thistle Football Club Trust to give fans a greater say and were pleased to help get it off the ground.”

COLOSSAL WIN

Colin and Chris bagged £161,653,000 on the Euromillions but shunned an expensive holiday to go to Brighton where they decided how to spend their cash.

The dad-of-two revealed one of the first items they bought was a checked sports jacket like one worn by Scotsport legend Arthur Montford.

They also snapped up £850,000 Knock House, a four-bedroom detached home in 23 acres of gardens and woodland on the outskirts of Largs.

Colin said at the time: “We didn’t want to go away and live on a small island with no contact with the people who are important to us.”

The couple divorced in May last year after 38 years of marriage.

They have two grown-up children, Carly and Jamie.

His family have asked mourners to make donations to the Partick Thistle Charitable Trust.

Mourners line the streets for Colin’s funeral today
Andy Barr
Colin tragically passed away last month

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The pair celebrating their win in happier times before separating[/caption]

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The football fans put thousands into Scottish Championship side Partick Thistle[/caption]

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