A EuroMillions jackpot winner burned through his fortune at a rate of £100,000 a week before his death, new documents show.

Colin Weir, who became Scotland's biggest lottery winner when he and wife Christine scooped £161 million in 2011, died in December, aged 71.

By that time his fortune had shrunk by £40 million, the Daily Record reports.

One financial expert said: “Spending £40million in eight years takes a bit of doing.”

Colin, a former cameraman at STV, splashed out on cars and pumped money into his favourite football club, Partick Thistle.

Colin and ex-wife Christine Weir lived the high life after winning £161million on EuroMillions in 2011

He also shared his fortune with friends and charitable trusts, and passed on money to his two children with Christine – Carly, 32, and Jamie, 30.

Colin’s will shows that when he died suddenly from sepsis and an “acute kidney injury”, he owned furniture, jewellery and artworks valued at about £212,000.

His garage housed four luxury cars – a vintage Bentley Arnage, worth £10,000, a £28,250 three-year-old Jaguar F-Pace SUV, a £24,000 four-year-old Mercedes Benz E Class Estate and a 2019 Mercedes Benz V Class people carrier, valued at about £35,000.

Colin saved his beloved football club, buying a 55 per cent stake

He bought a 55 per cent stake in Partick Thistle a month before he died so he could donate the club to the fans and put its future in the hands of the local community.

Colin had suffered years of ill health and he and Christine divorced last summer after 38 years of marriage.

At the time of his death, he lived in a £1.1million five-bedroom seafront home in Ayr, which he bought in June 2018 after his marriage split.

The funeral cortege of lifelong Partick Thistle fan Colin Weir making its way past Firhill Stadium in Glasgow

He signed over sole ownership of £3.5million Frognal House, near Troon, to former psychiatric nurse Christine. The couple reportedly bought the mansion, along with furniture and fittings, after a 10-minute viewing.

Papers show his council tax was £37.08 in credit and he had the maximum £50,000 in National Savings and Investments Premium Bonds.

Racing fan Colin also partly owned three thoroughbreds, including geldings Knighted and Felony, and Irish mare If You Say Run.