Britain’s youngest ever Euromillions winner could face jail after allegedly causing the death of an elderly woman in a fatal crash in Louth on Christmas Day.
Matthew Robert Philip Topham, 31, won £45 million in 2012 on the Euromillions, but was committed to Lincoln Crown Court on Thursday accused of causing the death by dangerous driving of 75-year-old Mary Regler.
He faces a further charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving to Rodney Regler, Mary’s 78-year-old husband.
The charges are in relation to the incident on Christmas Day 2019 on Louth Road, North Cockerington, Lincolnshire, when his BMW crashed into a Ford Fiesta.
No charges were put at today’s hearing and Topham, who is on bail, will appear back at the Crown Court for a further hearing on Friday, December 18.
Judge John Pini QC set a provisional trial date for the week commencing Monday, March 8 2021.
Topham was just 23 years old when he won his millions on the lottery, and spent some of his winnings on a £600,000 petting zoo on the outskirts of Lincolnshire as a gift for his mother-in-law last week.
He also said he was going to build a ‘Teletubbies’ mansion for a home back in 2012, but that never came to fruition.