Brothers smash father's car with hammers after he refuses to share £3.1 million lottery prize

Aug 29, 2022, 2:38 pm (26 comments)

After the Big Win

Sons of lottery winner relay details of fallout years after the win

By Kate Northrop

A brand-new car bore the brunt of two brothers' frustration after their father refused to share his £3.1 million (US$3.6 million) EuroMillions lottery prize with them.

Two sons decided it was "hammer time" and smashed their father's car with claw hammers when they did not receive a penny of their father's lottery winnings.

In 2012, a group of Stagecoach workers from Corby, Northamptonshire won and split a £38 million (US$44.5 million) EuroMillions jackpot, with father Alex Robertson, now 77, taking home a £3.1 million share.

Now, the Robertson family says they were "ripped apart" by the tension that resulted from sudden influx of money and have come forward with details on the fallout.

Alex Senior reportedly told Alex Junior that he would see "f*** all" from his lottery prize. Instead, he gave his son 200 cigarettes.

"We ended up taking hammers to his two new 4x4 Shoguns," Alex Junior, 45, told The Sun. "We walked up his driveway at 11 o'clock at night and put two claw hammers through the windows of the car. We then reported ourselves to the police."

Alex Senior then accused his other son, William, now 44, of harassment after he allegedly sent him threatening text messages.

William was set to stand trial at Northampton Magistrates' Court in 2013, but the case was dropped after Alex Senior decided not to fly from his residence in Benidorm, Spain, where he lived with his partner Morag, to provide evidence at the trial.

"The lottery win was the worst thing that ever happened to us — it ripped our families apart," Alex Junior said.

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Raven62's avatarRaven62

Seems like a good way to get the father to change his Will or take other steps to prevent his Son's from inheriting his money/property.

Tony Numbers's avatarTony Numbers

HAMMER TIME!!! Can't Touch This!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Father knows best. He knew Alex Jnr was worth 200 cigarettes. He should have sent another 200 to William, l bet that would have settled  things. 😎


The winning syndicate should have chosen to remain anonymous, which UK lottery winners have a right to do.


Spoiled brats, even @ that age.   Time for restitution and disown those two losers once and for all.

MADDOG10's avatarMADDOG10

He didn't raise two sons, he helped raise two misfits.

cottoneyedjoe's avatarcottoneyedjoe

Quote: Originally posted by Tony Numbers on Aug 29, 2022

HAMMER TIME!!! Can't Touch This!!!!!!!!!!!!!

🔨 ⚒️ 🔨 🔨


cottoneyedjoe's avatarcottoneyedjoe

Quote: Originally posted by MADDOG10 on Aug 29, 2022

He didn't raise two sons, he helped raise two misfits.

Yeah this family has been dysfunctional for a long time. That doesn't just come out of nowhere.

Artist77's avatarArtist77

The money just amplified existing family issues. The father needs to watch his back or he will end up buried in his backyard.

Mata Garbo

"It ripped our family apart"..........No Alex Junior it did not rip your family apart. Your old man is just stingy and you and your brother have not grown up yet even though you are in your 40s. Most lottery winners are always eager to share their winnings with their immediate family. And most sons would not destroy their parents property. Stop blaming the lottery. All 3 of you need to look in the mirror, that's where the blame should be.


TheGameGrl's avatarTheGameGrl

Odd that the sons' chose that action. What did it change? Nothing. 

Odd moreso that they deemed the lottery caused this poor choice of damage. 

Own your actions and all it's consequences. That's how adulting works. 

A simple and genuine.. congrats would have sufficed. 

Yet even in this article the sons' are  thinking they are entitled.


The father should had remained anonymous from the public. From there, he should have invested the money in the stock market to turn the  winnings into 30 million British pounds...

computerhead723's avatarcomputerhead723

Some children are just evil. .. he knew that those two children would just be more evil with a lot of money

computerhead723's avatarcomputerhead723

I don't think there's any thing my father or my mother could do that would make me destroy brand new property regardless of the reason

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