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Britain's youngest EuroMillions jackpot winner is using his £ 45million to buy a ZOO for his mother-in-law


Britain's youngest EuroMillions jackpot winner bought his mother-in-law an early Christmas present by buying her a zoo.

Matt Topham, who won a whopping £ 45 million at the age of just 23, shot £ 600,000 at the petting zoo.

His wife Cassey's mother, Jane, not only runs the visitor site at Rushmoor Country Farm Park in Louth, Lincs with daughters Jade, 27 and Alicia, 22, but now owns it.

Generous: Matt and Cassey Topham spent £ 600,000 on mother Jane at Rushmoor Country Farm Park in Louth, Lincs

Matt and Cassey have been busy injecting the money since they got their luck in February 2012.

The couple, both 31 years old, also used the jackpot to fill the zoo with horses, pigs, pygmy goats, llamas and ducks.

And they had cash left over to buy a falconry center that housed hawks, hawks, barn owls, and sea eagles.

Cassey's mother Jane ran the visitor site at Rushmoor Country Farm Park (picture) in Louth, Lincs, with daughters Jade, 27 and Alicia, 22

Cassey's mother Jane ran the visitor site at Rushmoor Country Farm Park (picture) in Louth, Lincs, with daughters Jade, 27 and Alicia, 22

According to The Sun, a friend said, “They seem to have got the hang of being lottery millionaires – they know how to have fun.

“If his mother-in-law wanted a zoo, why not buy one? He can afford it. It's nice to see a couple win the lottery once. & # 39;

Before the life-changing victory, Matt was a painter and decorator, but has been trained as a helicopter pilot and racing driver ever since.

Before the life-changing victory, Matt (pictured with Mrs. Cassey) was a painter and decorator, but has been trained as a helicopter pilot and racing driver since then

Before the life-changing victory, Matt (pictured with Mrs. Cassey) was a painter and decorator, but has since trained to be a helicopter pilot and racing driver

The car enthusiast won a race at the Donington GT Cup Championship last month in his £ 240,000 Aston Martin Vantage GT4.

It's one of several cars he owns, and over the years he's bought a Jaguar XKR-S, a Range Rover Evoque, a Porsche, and an Aston Martin DB9 – a mark of the humble Peugeot 107 that the couple rode in ran around earlier.

After winning the EuroMillions eight years ago, the newlyweds, who lived in a former meetinghouse in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, announced that they would be spending some of the money on a “dream home”.

The couple won the EuroMillions jackpot eight years ago when the then newlyweds lived in a former meetinghouse in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

The couple won the EuroMillions jackpot eight years ago when the then newlyweds lived in a former meetinghouse in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

The Tophams splashed the money on themselves, but the generous couple also bought luxury cars, homes, and vacations for family and friends

The Tophams splashed the money on themselves, but the generous couple also bought luxury cars, homes, and vacations for family and friends

Within seven months, the Tophams had bought a 1930s mansion in Adams Hill, Nottingham for £ 1.2 million – which they were planning to demolish to make way for their new home, a £ 5 million eco home with eight bedrooms called "Serenity".

But their suggestions for the house, which would include a soundproof cinema, a botanical garden and a swimming pool, raised a few eyebrows from neighbors who accused them of "bad taste".

The neighbors described the house as "very atypical for the area" and as "a collection of turtles".

The neighbors described the house as "very atypical for the area" and as "a collection of turtles".

Proposals made to the local authority at the time included four solar-covered wings or "hubs", a dramatic curved staircase inside, and a garage with space for 10 cars.

The cars would be obscured by a waterfall of rainwater that would flow from a pool in the center of the mansion to a second pool below.

But it's not just about them, as the generous couple have bought luxury cars, homes, and vacations for family and friends.

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