#UK Ex-boyfriend of lottery winner, 40, who scooped £10,000-a-month jackpot fears she’ll take DOGS away #UKnews
An engineer who was dumped by his girlfriend after she gained the lottery has advised how he now fears she’s going to take his beloved canines off him too.
Laura Hoyle ditched her lover Kirk Stevens when she scooped £10,000-a-month for the subsequent 30 years and moved into their £500,000 dream dwelling alone.
Miss Hoyle, 40, was seen yesterday taking the previous couple’s two cocker spaniels, Teddy and Barney, for a stroll close to her new dwelling in Linby, Nottinghamshire, earlier than handing them over to Kirk — as half of a joint custody association.
But Mr Stevens says he’s nervous that she’s going to battle him for sole custody of the canines.
‘The only communication we have now is over the dogs,’ he said. ‘We both own them and are splitting time with them. I may not have any lotto money but at least I still have the boys.
Kirk Stevens was dumped by his girlfriend Laura Hoyle after she scooped £10,000-a-month for the next 30 years
‘These dogs mean the world to me, and for the time being we are co-sharing them. We’ve had them for over three years.
‘I hope she never takes them away from me, I couldn’t bear that. It hurts to lose the money we won together but it would hurt even more to lose the dogs.’
Last week Mr Stevens advised how he and Miss Hoyle had gained the jackpot within the National Lottery’s Set For Life draw — a complete of £3.6million break up over 30 years — in March final yr.
Laura Hoyle was seen yesterday taking the previous couple’s two cocker spaniels, Teddy and Barney, for a stroll close to her new dwelling in Linby, Nottinghamshire
Mr Stevens stated he met Miss Hoyle by way of a pal in 2018 and she or he then moved into his three-bedroom dwelling in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire
What is Set for Life?
Set For Life is a draw-based recreation from The National Lottery.
You decide 5 major numbers from 1 to 47, and one ‘Life Ball’ from 1 to 10, for the possibility to win fastened prizes.
The high prize is £10,000 a month for 30 years and the second prize is £10,000 a month for one yr.
Players may also win £5 for matching two major numbers.
The Set For Life recreation prices £1.50 per line and is drawn each Monday and Thursday.
After the life-changing win, Mr Stevens stated he let Miss Hoyle reside with him rent-free in his three-bedroom £240,000 home they usually celebrated with a visit to Disneyland Paris.
She stop her job as a Hermes driver they usually had deliberate to arrange a ghost searching enterprise collectively — a shared ardour of theirs.
But ten weeks in the past, she determined to go away him.
She moved out of his place and moved into the dream five-bedroom dwelling within the fairly village of Linby that they’d chosen collectively.
Ironically, Mr Stevens says he even helped his ex transfer into the brand new dwelling that he says they selected collectively and has by no means set foot inside since after she dumped him for a life of luxurious with out him.
He stated: ‘I couldn’t make her keep when she stated she didn’t need me so I helped her transfer out to assist her out.
‘She took the bed from the spare room, wardrobes and some furniture she had bought and all of her clothes.
‘She got a removals van and I helped her get her stuff out. It was about 10 weeks ago and she moved straight onto the new house, which should have been ours together.
The couple said they planned to set up a ghost hunting business with their cash prize – they had spent much of their time together making ghost hunt Youtube videos
Mr Stevens helped his former partner move out of his home and into the luxury red brick home he thought they would share together, where she now stays by herself. He said he has been entirely cut off from the jackpot money
‘I may not have any lotto money but at least I still have the boys,’ Mr Stevens said. Pictured, Ms Hoyle walking their dogs
Mr Stevens said: ‘I hope she never takes them away from me, I couldn’t bear that’. Pictured, Ms Hoyle walking their dogs
Mr Stevens admitted that their relationship ‘wasn’t perfect’ before the split. ‘There were a few problems towards the end but that’s the way it goes,’ he said. ‘But I feel hard done by about the house, why wouldn’t you?’
He argues he ought to be given a share of the winnings — however though the novelty publicity cheque had each of their names on it, the ticket was purchased with Miss Hoyle’s account and she or he claimed the prize.
A Camelot spokesman that, regardless of each names upon the big cheque used for publicity, all Lottery wins are paid to a person, even in a syndicate, and on this case the successful account was Laura’s.