Lottery winner has daily reminder of jackpot win in very unusual place

A lottery winner has placed a reminder of the numbers that won him a £7.4million jackpot in a very unusual place in his home.

Roy Gibney bought his stunning property in Barnoldby-le-Beck for £375,000 after his huge win in 1998.

And as a daily reminder of how he could afford his lavish pad, Roy decorated his lottery ticket details on the bottom of his 50-foot swimming pool.

Each morning as he dives in, his winning numbers – 12, 13, 21, 23, 33, 36 – rise up from the chlorine to meet his eyes.

And this week the the home of Grimsby’s first ever Lottery jackpot winner has sold for a whopping £1.1m.

The Brambles was the most expensive house bought in North East Lincolnshire in October.


It went on the market earlier this year – nearly 20 years after Mr Gibney became the first in a line of local Lottery winners that earned the town the nickname Winsby.

Complete with its own pool, gym and games room as well as a fishing lake, it’s a dream home for the new owner.

Grimsby Live reports that Roy bought it shortly after his £7.5m win in the summer of 1998 for £375,000 and while he’s spent a lot on it over the years.

This includes installing the 50ft pool with the winning numbers and 36 the lucky date – July 8 – etched on the bottom.


Over the years it’s hosted many charity events, including fishing matches on the huge lake in the grounds.

Roy now lives in Scotland with his partner and their son and splits his time between there and his home in Cyprus.

As well as the luxurious sports facilities, The Brambles has six bedrooms, a stunning kitchen and its own woodland area in the 14-acre grounds.

The leisure complex includes a fully-equipped gym, steam room, hot tub and changing area.


And the snooker fan – who famously celebrated his win at Cue World – also had a spectacular games room installed, which includes a bar, pull down screen and movie projector.

There is also an all-weather tennis court, fishing lake complete with platform and fishing lodge and even the odd deer has been spotted in the grounds.

As well as the huge lake, there are also a 14-acres of mature woodland with a selection of private walk ways – a haven for wildlife and regularly visited by deer.

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