Lottery Winner Who Bagged £22M and Bought Castle Found Dead Alone in Scots Flat

Paul Maddison, a former double-glazing salesman, once shared a staggering £22 million jackpot with a friend shortly after the National Lottery’s 1994 launch. His newfound wealth allowed him to purchase a Scottish castle, but in a surprising turn of events, he was living alone in a modest flat in Perthshire when he passed away at the age of 73.

A Reclusive Millionaire

Paul’s story took an unexpected twist as he moved from Hastings in Sussex to Scotland, becoming increasingly reclusive. Despite once owning a 16th-century castle called Robgill Tower near Dumfries, which he bought for £650,000, Paul eventually downsized. The castle was later sold for a significant profit of £1.25 million three years ago.

Paul Maddison

Legacy and Inheritance

Paul’s will revealed that he left his £3.8 million fortune to Thelma Todd, the sister of his fourth wife, Evelyn, who had passed away earlier. However, a substantial inheritance tax bill of £1.4 million reduced the total value of the estate to just over £2.45 million. Legal documents indicate that Paul owned four properties in the area, worth £865,000, and had five bank accounts holding approximately £3 million. Additionally, he left assets valued at £4,685 according to an auctioneer.

A Frugal Lifestyle

Neighbors remembered Paul as living a frugal lifestyle. There were no signs of extravagance, and he was famously stingy. His daughters, Sasha and Stacey, both living in Sussex, can legally claim 25% of the cash or possessions he left behind. Notably, there was no mention of Paul’s son or previous wives in the bequest.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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