Lotto millionaire speeds home with super buggy

Trevor Cooper's pad seems more suited to horses than racing cars. Photo / Doug Sherring
Trevor Cooper's pad seems more suited to horses than racing cars. Photo / Doug Sherring

Lotto millionaire Trevor Cooper is back from his American adventure and has a few more toys for the shed.

Apart from settling in at his sprawling Auckland mansion, the 27-million-dollar man has just treated himself and dad Kevin to a trip to California to buy a new off-road buggy.

Second-hand buggies sell for about $50,000 but a new one, with the high performance Trevor can afford, has a six-figure price-tag.

The family has car racing in its blood. Kevin and mum Shirley are both members of the Offroad Association of New Zealand club.

In an earlier interview, Trevor said he couldn't wait to start racing.

"I can tell you one thing," he told the Herald, "my father, myself, my brother-in-law - you'll probably find us at Western Springs Speedway come this time next season, driving our race car."

Trevor - who was renting a house in the Waikato town of Te Kauwhata before his win - bought his first pad in the Franklin District at the end of last month.

The property, bought for $2,200,500, is close to the million-dollar-plus properties he bought for his parents and sister.

And despite having car racing in the blood, it was an equestrian-style property that caught Trevor's eye.

The 32-year-old's new pad was purpose-built.

The two-storey, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home has a large lawn and barn.

It is an 8.4ha horse owner's dream with a large stable, veterinary facilities and a fully enclosed lunging ring.

- Herald on Sunday

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