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Lottery winner memorialized his winning numbers in his swimming pool

Mar 6, 2018, 11:37 am

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If you're hoping for a bit of extra lottery luck this week, perhaps living in the home of a lottery winner might make some good fortune rub off on you — and now you can do just that.

Roy Gibney, 63, is selling the property he bought with his £7.4 million (US$10.3 million) jackpot back in 1998 for a price tag of £1.125 million (US$1.56 million).

The six-bedroom house in Barnoldby-le-Beck near Grimsby was originally bought for just £375,000 but since then it has been through some serious upgrades including the addition of an indoor swimming pool complete with the winning numbers on the bottom.

In the next room over from the pool, which has its own changing rooms, steam room and a jacuzzi, is a huge conservatory for relaxing after a tough workout.

The Brambles comes with its own games room that has its own bar and movie projector for unwinding in style.

The kitchen has a breakfast bar and a wood-burning stove, and the master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the garden.

If all the incredible fittings aren't enough to tempt you, perhaps the 17-acre garden that features a fishing lake and a timber lodge may sway you.

Within the garden is a 2-story garage with an office above and an all-weather tennis court.

Although Gibney now lives a life of luxury, before his lotto win he had been living in the same two-bedroom house for 10 years and was working as a sheet metal worker.

When the father-of-three cashed in his winnings he immediately gave up his job and moved into the property that he is now selling off as well as several other houses in the Grimsby area.

Although the experiences bought with his new-found fortune kept him entertained for 14 solid years he soon found himself growing restless and bored and so started his own business.

Gibney has now moved to Nairn, Scotland, with his partner Darlene and their youngest son.

"When I won I enjoyed all the luxuries you would expect of a lottery winner — even featuring my winning lottery numbers on the bottom of my 50-foot swimming pool which I built at my Grimsby home," Gibney said.

"Nowadays I don't indulge myself quite as much as I used to but still enjoy the carefree life winning has given me. I spilt my time between my villa in Cyprus and Britain.

"I also feel it was important to give back and have supported many charities — whether its running charity fishing days or dressing up as Father Christmas for the local hospital."

Gibney's house is decked out with all the trimmings a lottery winner would enjoy, including:

  • Six bedrooms
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Game room
  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Cinema room
  • Two reception rooms
  • Two dining rooms
  • Sitting room
  • Three bathrooms
  • Tennis court
  • Fishing lake

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    Nice, but No Thanks.Why?

    Well for starters: l don’t want to be diving into any pool where on opening my eyes, l see Roy’s or any other lottery winners winning numbers looking back at me.Want to sell it, invest in getting that taken out. Second thing : The front right section of the house looks like an Aviary. Think lm too demanding? Well yeah, if Roy wants me to pay him  $10 mil for a birdhouse. Overall, not too bad if you into that sort of house. Happy chirping!

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    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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      Nice, but No Thanks.Why?

      Well for starters: l don’t want to be diving into any pool where on opening my eyes, l see Roy’s or any other lottery winners winning numbers looking back at me.Want to sell it, invest in getting that taken out. Second thing : The front right section of the house looks like an Aviary. Think lm too demanding? Well yeah, if Roy wants me to pay him  $10 mil for a birdhouse. Overall, not too bad if you into that sort of house. Happy chirping!

      Oops, jumped the gun on the price. $1.5mil- That’s cheap, still would want the lettering on the pool floor removed.What can l say..

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        What’s with Roy? I failed to notice the first time around that Roy is showcasing his pool shot with his ex Meaka? He did this deliberately.Where is Darlene, how does she feel about Roy giving the press “ this pic”- and Meaka laying on him? Ever since Meaka dumped him, l think Roy is still carrying a torch for her,unless he is selling the house and throwing Meaka in as part of the deal..Oh Roy!

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          Love the sunroom but the home needs a bit of updating on the finishes.

          Je vous salue, Marie, pleine de grace.  We will rebuild!

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              YouTube's Decade of Lottery Disasters features Roy Gibney along with other winners. 

             I look at how much Roy won, 7.5 million pounds and then compare that with the jackpots from Mega Millions and Power Ball. Roy has done very well for himself and his loved ones.

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              The house it look okay.  The kitchen with a wood burning stove is a no.