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Dad’s car smashed up with hammer after he refuses to share EuroMillions win with sons

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Two brothers were left so furious at their dad’s decision not to share his £3.1 million EuroMillions win with them that they smashed up his new cars with a hammer. When Alex Roberston won the cash as part of a 12-strong group of Corby bus drivers in 2012, the Daily Record reported that his sons William and Alex Jnr were given just 200 cigarettes.

The big win has proven to be a real issue in the family’s relationship after, and William and Alex Jnr were so enraged they decided to take it out on their dad’s new cars, the Mirror reports.

Speaking to The Sun, Alex Jnr, 45, said: “We ended up taking hammers to his two new 4×4 Shoguns. We walked up his driveway at 11 o’clock at night and put two claw hammers through the windows of the car.

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“We then reported ourselves to the police.” He told the newspaper at the time: “This lottery win was the worst thing that ever happened to us — it ripped our families apart.”

After winning £3.1million, Alex said the sum of money would be “life-changing” and insisted he would be taking his 78-year-old mother to see her twin in Australia. But he fell out with two of his sons and accused William of harassment and sending threatening texts.

William was charged with harassment and was due to stand trial at Northampton Magistrates’ Court, but the case was dropped in 2013 after Alex Snr, 77, decided against flying from Spain to give evidence in the trial. Of course, it’s not the first time and won’t be the last a lottery win causes problems among family members.

Earlier this week Kirk Stevens, who won the jackpot worth £3.6million in the National Lottery’s Set For Life draw in March, said he felt “hard done by” after claiming he lost out on a five-bedroom house when his girlfriend dumped him. And in 2009 Jim Hogg, from Drongnan, Ayrshire fumed when the rest of his syndicate refused to give his wife Nan a chunk of the £100,000 prize, despite picking the lucky numbers.

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