A monetary crash disaster
Roger Griffiths and his spouse Lara netted £1.8million on the Nationwide Lottery in 2005. He had labored as an IT supervisor and she or he as a performing arts instructor however each give up their jobs.
The couple loved the excessive life and went on a lavish spending spree splashing £800,000 on a barn conversion in Wetherby, West Yorks., together with flash vehicles and five-star holidays in Dubai, New York and Monaco.
Wannabe rock star Roger additionally spent £25,000 making a file along with his outdated band from Lancaster College. The couple invested in property and a magnificence salon however the monetary crash noticed the worth of their portfolio plummet.
And on New 12 months’s Eve 2010, the couple’s residence went up in flames – a catastrophe which was made worse by the home being underinsured. By 2013 the cash had gone and the couple had cut up up, every blaming one another for the reversal of their fortunes.
Roger mentioned: “Once you’re informed you’re a millionaire, it feels limitless. We had performed the Lottery for years – after I came upon I’d received, it was overwhelming.”
Lara has revealed she has to promote her assortment of designer purses to get by.