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Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner is accused of killing grandmother in a car accident in his BMW


Britain's youngest EuroMillions winner appeared in court for killing a grandmother in a car accident last Christmas.

Matt Topham, who won £ 45 million at the age of 23, reportedly beat his BMW in the Ford Fiesta owned by 75-year-old Mary Jane Regulators.

Ms. Regler's husband, Rodney, 78, who was driving, was seriously injured after the 5:50 p.m. incident near North Cockerington in Lincolnshire.

Topham, who allegedly visited a family in the area, has been questioned and charged by police.

Matt Topham (pictured with wife Cassey Carrington), who won £ 45 million at the age of 23, is said to have struck his BMW in 75-year-old Mary Jane's Ford Fiesta

Ms. Regler's (pictured) husband Rodney, 78, who was driving, was seriously injured after the 5:50 p.m. incident near North Cockerington in Lincolnshire

Ms. Regler's (pictured) husband Rodney, 78, who was driving, was seriously injured after the 5:50 p.m. incident near North Cockerington in Lincolnshire

Topham, who allegedly visited a family in the area, was questioned and charged by police

Topham, who allegedly visited a family in the area, was questioned and charged by police

The millionaire, a former builder who owns a fleet of Aston Martins, spoke to confirm his identity and date of birth when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court via video link

The millionaire, a former builder who owns a fleet of Aston Martins, spoke to confirm his identity and date of birth when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court via video link

Ms. Regler's daughter-in-law wrote on Facebook after her death: "The sudden death of someone you love is like a slap in the face."

She added, “It takes a while to register what actually happened before it really hurts.

"The bruises and the lingering effects. Both physically and mentally, they will be with you forever."

It was revealed last week that Topham had bought his mother-in-law a petting zoo for £ 600,000 as an early Christmas present.

His wife Cassey's mother, Jane, now owns and operates the visitors' site at Rushmoor Country Farm Park in Louth with daughters Jade, 27, and Alicia, 22.

Topham and his wife have been busy injecting the cash since they got their fortune 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 still had cash left over to buy a falconry center that housed hawks, hawks, barn owls, and a sea eagle.

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

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

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

A friend told the Sun, “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;

Topham was a painter and decorator, but has trained to be a helicopter pilot and racing driver since his victory.

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, including a Jaguar XKR-S, a Range Rover Evoque, a Porsche, and an Aston Martin DB9.

After winning the EuroMillions, the newlyweds who lived in a former meeting house in Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, valued at £ 89,950, said they would buy 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 neighbors described the house as "very unusual for the area" and as "a collection of turtles".

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

They bought a 1930s mansion for £ 1.2 million – which they were planning to demolish to make way for a new home, an eight-bedroom, £ 5 million eco-home called Serenity.

But their proposals, which included a soundproof movie theater, botanical garden, and swimming pool, raised the eyebrows of neighbors who accused them of "bad taste."

Suggestions made to the community at the time included four solar panel-covered wings or "hubs," a dramatic curving staircase inside, and a ten-car garage.

The vehicles 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.

The couple also splashed luxury cars, homes, and vacations for family and friends.

Topham, a former builder who owns a fleet of Aston Martins, spoke to confirm his identity and date of birth when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court via video link.

No charges were brought against the defendant and a judge adjourned the case until December 18. The process is expected to begin in March.

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