The football-inspired home of EuroMillions winner Dave Dawes is up for sale for £9million.
The seven-bedroom mansion in Surrey, featuring an indoor pool and leisure complex, is currently owned by the Chelsea football fanatic and his wife, Angela.
He purchased the home following his win of £101million in October 2011.
Before winning the lottery Dave worked as a shift supervisor for Premier Foods and Angela was a volunteer for the British Heart Foundation. The couple had only ever played twice and couldn’t believe their luck.
As an avid football fan and Chelsea supporter, Dave had the pool decorated in the team’s honour, tiling their logo on the bottom of the indoor pool.
In 2019, the couple were targeted and robbed, the robbers making off with £20,000 cash, jewellery and a Range Rover.
Following this, the couple moved out of Tom Jones’s former home, moving into this larger and more expensive mansion.
As well as the indoor pool, the property boasts eight bathrooms, five receptions, a large garage and a leisure complex.
“Set under a glass roof, the pool area is flooded with natural light, with the far wall devoted to wide opening doors overlooking the gardens,” reads the listing.
“A gym with sauna and changing facilities completes the leisure complex.
“A kitchen with fully integrated modern appliances also comes with a breakfast bar, and adjoining pantry and laundry room, and leads through to a breath-taking orangery.”
Standing on 1.5 acres of land, the property offers 13,000 square feet, as well as 900 acres of natural woodland surrounding the property offering luxury and privacy.
At the time of Dave and Angela’s win, Dave said the pair had been watching TV when the EuroMillions draw happened to come on.
They kept watching, he said, not thinking they would win anything.
“We got our tickets out and watched in shock as, one by one, the numbers came up on the line I’d chosen,” he continued.
“We couldn’t believe it! It was too late to call Camelot so I kept the ticket on me all night until the morning but we didn’t sleep a wink.”
The ticket was bought from WHSmith in Market Place in Wisbech.
After buying a new engagement ring, planning their dream wedding and several holidays, the couple made their closest friends and family millionaires, giving away large chunks of their money.
In May 2017, Dave’s son Michael unsuccessfully pursued him for support.
They originally bought a luxury flat in West London, 10 minutes’ walk from Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground.
They sold it in 2017 for £4.5million and moved on to a six-bedroom Grade Two listed manor house in Etchingham, East Sussex.
The home was once owned by Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck.
The couple also set up a charity, got married and splashed out on a Rolls-Royce, holidays and designer clothes.
In 2020, the pair revealed that they’d been subject to a terrifying ordeal in their home when robbers punched Dave and tied him up with cable ties.
The robbers made off with £20,000 in cash, jewellery and a Range Rover.