Engineer Kirk Stevens, 39, says he had a particular settlement together with his ex-girlfriend Laura Hoyle, 40, that she would put £25 within the lotto each week as an alternative of paying him lease to remain in his £240,000 three-bed home in Hucknall, Nottingham. The couple’s desires got here true in March final 12 months when Laura landed the Nationwide Lottery’s Set for Life jackpot, giving her £10,000 a month for the following 30 years.
All appeared set for a contented life collectively, with the 2 even hitting the headlines once they introduced they might use the cash to turn out to be skilled ghost hunters. However now Kirk has been left devastated as he claims Laura, whom he met in 2018, has dumped him.
He says she has moved right into a swanky new pad and reduce him off from the jackpot winnings – which he shares he’s entitled to a share of. Despite the fact that the ticket was purchased in Laura’s title and on her account, Kirk believes they had been joint winners given their rental settlement.
He advised the Solar: “Laura had advised me we’d dwell the lifetime of Riley if we received.
“Now she’s gone. She pulled the plug and took all the things. She even desires our two canine.”
The couple broke it off in June this 12 months after attending a good friend’s wedding ceremony in Bristol. Kirk mentioned he wished to attempt to repair their relationship, however Laura wasn’t .
He mentioned the cash and monetary independence successful the lottery had given Laura had additionally given her the boldness to desert their relationship. He went so far as to model her “snobbish and superior.”
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He defined how he by no means anticipated her to pay lease once they initially lived collectively at his and he didn’t ask for a penny. As a substitute they agreed she would purchase them Lotto tickets and if she received they’d each dwell it up – however, sadly for Kirk, the association was by no means formalised.
Within the pleasure of getting the successful ticket, Laura give up her job and splashed out on a Porsche Cayenne. Kirk mentioned they had been “semi-sharing” the cash, as Laura would pay him £1,000 a month and inspired him to take his masters, promising to pay it off.
Throughout this time, the couple turned ghost hunters collectively investigating paranormal exercise and posting about it on-line. However the win very almost didn’t occur as Laura was fully unaware she had received for nearly two weeks – having assumed she’d received simply £5.