Husband of £100m EuroMillions winner dies after battle with illness

The husband of a famous EuroMillions winner has passed away after a tragic illness.

Adrian McNamara, who was married to Dolores McNamara, died after on Thursday.

The bricklayer by trade, who remained forever down to Earth despite huge wealth, died surrounded by family.

According to the Irish Mirror Adrian was in his 60s when he passed.

Dolores and her husband's dreams came true in 2005 when she won the jackpot on EuroMillions and banked an incredible €115million (£100million).

The EuroMillions was launched in Paris in February 2004 making the McNamaras one of the earliest winners at the time and the biggest.

The couple lived on a huge estate in Ogonnolloe in Co. Clare, Ireland called Lough Derg Hall.

It was reported that the Hollywood American actor Robert De Niro was also interested in the €1.75m (£1.5m) property at the time.

The extravagant country manor sat by an amazing lake and was located at the end of a vast half-mile-long private driveway.

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The home was set on 38 acres of land and surrounded by an eight-foot wall.

The manor represented a dramatic change from their modest semi-detached family home on Patrick’s Road, Limerick where Adrian and Dolores raised their six children.

Friends said that the windfall did not change them and they remained down to earth.

A knowledgeable source said: “Adrian was a lovely fella, he was always very decent, and he didn’t let the money change him.”

“He had a few horses and he lived in a big house in Killaloe but he kept away from the limelight. He was always a hard worker,” they added.

When the couple first won the life-changing figure they hired around the clock security following fears they, or their family could be kidnapped and held for ransom.

In 2004 Dolores' brother-in-law, Martin Anthony McCarthy tragically died in a house fire at his home in Limerick city, he was in his 50s at the time.

Adrian is survived by his wife Dolores; the couples three sons Gary, Dean, Lee, and three daughters Dawn, Kim and Kevanne, and nine grandchildren

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