Lottery Winner from 1998 Sells His Mansion
Lottery winner and metalworker who scooped the £7.4-million jackpot in 1998 puts his extravagant home up for sale, including his winning numbers built into the custom pool. Roy Gibney, 63, is selling the six-bedroom property that he bought with his £7.4m winnings in 1998.
Grimsby-born Roy Gibney, a former sheet metal worker and lottery winner, won a £7.4m jackpot back in 1998. Now he is selling the six-bedroom property he bought with his winnings for just £375k for a whopping £1.125m.
The Brambles is truly at lottery winner’s home, with an indoor swimming pool that has Mr Gibney’s name and winning numbers spelt out on the floor. It also has a 17-acre garden with a fishing lake, timber lodge, two storey garage and all-weather tennis court.
The six-bedroom house in Barnoldby-le-Beck near Grimsby was originally bought for just £375,000 but since then it has been through some serious upgrades including the addition of an indoor swimming pool complete with the winning numbers on the bottom. The picture above shows the indoor swimming pool that has Mr Gibney’s name, the amount he won, his winning numbers, and the date he won. (Mr Givney with his then-girlfriend Meaka Edwards)
In the next room over from the pool, a steam room and a jacuzzi, is a huge conservatory for relaxing after a tough workout.
The Brambles comes with its own games room that has its own bar and movie projector for unwinding in style.
The kitchen has a breakfast bar and a wood-burning stove, and the master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the garden.
All the incredible fittings aren’t enough to tempt you? Perhaps the 17-acre garden that features a fishing lake and a timber lodge may sway you.
Within the garden is a double storey garage block with an office above and an all-weather tennis court.
The master bedroom at the property in Barnoldby-le-Beck near Grimsby has a triangular balcony which overlooks the garden.
There are four bathrooms in the house and two of the bedrooms have en suites.
Mr Gibney now lives a life of luxury. However, he used to lived in the same two-bedroom house for 10 years.
When the father-of-three cashed in his winnings he immediately gave up his job and moved into the property that he is now selling off as well as several other houses in the Grimsby area.
Although the experiences bought with his new-found fortune kept him entertained for 14 solid years he soon found himself growing restless and bored and so started his own business.
Mr Gibney has now moved to Nairn, Scotland, with his partner Darlene and their youngest son.
He told the Mirror: ‘When I won I enjoyed all the luxuries you would expect of a lottery winner.
‘Featuring my winning lottery numbers on the bottom of my 50’ swimming pool which I built at my Grimsby home.
‘Nowadays I don’t indulge myself quite as much as I used. I spilt my time between my villa in Cyprus and Britain.
‘I also feel it was important to give back and have supported many charities.
‘Whether its running charity fishing days or dressing up as Father Christmas for the local hospital.’