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Ex-wife of EuroMillions jackpot winner may be forced to move after landlord put home on the market

Ex-wife of EuroMillions jackpot winner may be forced to move after landlord put home on the market 2

The ex-wife of £184 million lottery winner Joe Thwaite – Britain’s biggest ever EuroMillions winner – could soon be forced to look for a new home after the landlord put her humble rented property up for sale, MailOnline can reveal.

Mr Thwaite, 49 and his current wife Jess, 44, won the record-breaking £184,262,899 jackpot with a Lucky Dip ticket on May 10.

After going public with their mouth-watering win, it also emerged that they already enjoy a comfortable life, living in a £600,000 Cotswolds home which they share with their two children, ponies and chickens.

But as Mr Thwaite prepares for the high life, his ex-wife Sara Jane Frost has been living in the mid-terrace rented property with the two children she had from their marriage, Dominic, 21 and Sophie, 20.

Ms Frost, 50, who is believed to work for the NHS, is thought to rent the mid-terrace property for about £900-a-month and drives around in an old Ford Fiesta.

Sara Jane Frost, 50, (pictured) the ex-wife of £184 million lottery winner Joe Thwaite - Britain's biggest ever EuroMillions winner - could soon be forced to look for a new home

Sara Jane Frost, 50, (pictured) the ex-wife of £184 million lottery winner Joe Thwaite – Britain’s biggest ever EuroMillions winner – could soon be forced to look for a new home

Jess (pictured spraying champagne today) said her initial reaction when presented with the news was disbelief, thinking Joe had it wrong, the National Lottery app was wrong or that it was a joke

Jess (pictured spraying champagne today) said her initial reaction when presented with the news was disbelief, thinking Joe had it wrong, the National Lottery app was wrong or that it was a joke

Mr Thwaite was previously married to Sara Frost (pictured), 50, from Solihull, but she has since remarried. Joe and Sara had two children together, who are both now at university and live with their mother

Mr Thwaite was previously married to Sara Frost (pictured), 50, from Solihull, but she has since remarried. Joe and Sara had two children together, who are both now at university and live with their mother

After her relationship with Mr Thwaite ended in 2011, Sara Jane married again (pictured together) but that marriage has also now broken down

After her relationship with Mr Thwaite ended in 2011, Sara Jane married again (pictured together) but that marriage has also now broken down

The three-bedroom house in the West Midlands she lives in is up for sale for £275,000 and neighbours hope that, after her ex-husband’s big win, she will now be able to buy it.

One told MailOnline: ‘She’s a lovely lady, always nice to talk to and she rents the middle house of the terrace and lives there with her son and daughter.

‘She’d like to stay in the house as she’s been there for about three years.’

Another neighbour added: ‘Perhaps now she’ll be able to make the owner an offer they can’t refuse if her ex-husband gives her a share of his new fortune. We’d all like her to stay as being our neighbour.

The three-bedroom house in the West Midlands she lives in is up for sale for £275,000 and neighbours hope that, after her ex-husband's big win, she will now be able to buy it

The three-bedroom house in the West Midlands she lives in is up for sale for £275,000 and neighbours hope that, after her ex-husband’s big win, she will now be able to buy it

Her neighbours told MailOnline she was a 'lovely lady' who had lived there for around three years

Her neighbours told MailOnline she was a ‘lovely lady’ who had lived there for around three years

Another neighbour said: 'Perhaps now she'll be able to make the owner an offer they can't refuse if her ex-husband gives her a share of his new fortune'

Another neighbour said: ‘Perhaps now she’ll be able to make the owner an offer they can’t refuse if her ex-husband gives her a share of his new fortune’

They added: 'We'd all like her to stay as being our neighbour.' Pictured: The bathroom of her current house, which is on the market

They added: ‘We’d all like her to stay as being our neighbour.’ Pictured: The bathroom of her current house, which is on the market

Sara Jane Frost has been living in the mid-terrace rented property with the two children she had from their marriage, Dominic, 21 and Sophie, 20

Sara Jane Frost has been living in the mid-terrace rented property with the two children she had from their marriage, Dominic, 21 and Sophie, 20

Ms Frost, 50, who is believed to work for the NHS, is thought to rent the mid-terrace property for about £900-a-month and drives around in an old Ford Fiesta

Ms Frost, 50, who is believed to work for the NHS, is thought to rent the mid-terrace property for about £900-a-month and drives around in an old Ford Fiesta

Her second husband lives in another property close to his estranged wife and refused to speak about Mr Thwaite's lottery win

Her second husband lives in another property close to his estranged wife and refused to speak about Mr Thwaite’s lottery win

When approached about Mr Thwaite's huge lottery win he said: 'It's got nothing to do with me'

When approached about Mr Thwaite’s huge lottery win he said: ‘It’s got nothing to do with me’

One of her neighbours joked Sara Jane might now 'turn up in a Ferrari' as opposed to her 'small red Ford Fiesta'

One of her neighbours joked Sara Jane might now ‘turn up in a Ferrari’ as opposed to her ‘small red Ford Fiesta’

‘She drives a small red Ford Fiesta normally but maybe she’ll now turn up in a Ferrari.’

Mr Thwaite said today that he had told his Ms Frost about the EuroMillions win and said his ex-wife was ‘over the moon’ for them.

He told PA: ‘Of course I had to let her know about this. I spoke to her and she’s obviously over the moon for us. 

‘I had a long chat with her – because obviously putting the children through university… she was over the moon, absolutely over the moon for them and what this can mean for the children going forwards. 

‘But yes, obviously we keep in contact and we had a good chat.’

After her relationship with Mr Thwaite ended in 2011, Sara Jane married again but that marriage has also now broken down.

Her second husband lives in another property close to his estranged wife and refused to speak about Mr Thwaite’s lottery win.

He said: ‘It’s got nothing to do with me.’

Friends of Joe and Jess told MailOnine that they met while working together at communications company.

Irene, who has known them for almost 20 years told MailOnline: ‘They’re a wonderful couple and I know Joe had a lot of difficulties in his previous marriage. But he’s a very level headed man and has come out of it quite well.

‘He and Jess were colleagues and good friends before anything romantic started between them.’

Mr Thwaite is a communications sales engineer, while Jess manages the business side of a hairdressing salon, she runs with her mother Caroline and sister Rebecca in the affluent riverside town of Tewkesbury.

Staff at the salon, called Blow refused to speak about the lottery win, telling MailOnline: ‘Joe and Jess are a lovely couple and we’re very happy for them. I’m sure the money won’t change them, and they’ll use it wisely.’

Jess (pictured) said the couple's current financial situation is 'not horrendous'

The winners, from Gloucester, had only just moved into a new home months before their jackpot win

Jess (left) said the couple’s financial situation is ‘not horrendous’, adding that the couple (pictured together, right) own a lot of animals such as ponies, geckos, chickens and dogs

Ex-wife of EuroMillions jackpot winner may be forced to move after landlord put home on the market 3

The couple have said they will initially use the money for 'DIY' jobs on their home (pictured), but their children have said they have always wanted to visit Hawaii

The couple have said they will initially use the money for ‘DIY’ jobs on their home (pictured), but their children have said they have always wanted to visit Hawaii

Only months ago, the couple purchased their new £600,000 home, but said today that their priority is ‘DIY’ jobs around their property but admitted their two children have ‘always talked about going to Hawaii’.

At a press conference with television presenter Dermot O’Leary this morning, the couple said their financial situation is ‘not horrendous’, but the cost-of-living crisis has ‘affected our lives’, adding that they own a lot of animals such as ponies, geckos, chickens and dogs.

Jess said: ‘We have too many things, we’re too busy. We just want to create that kind of lifestyle for our children.

‘We’re right at the bottom because we’ve pushed everything to get this house, and to have our ponies at home and that’s been our dream.’

Joe Thwaite, 49, and Jess Thwaite, 46, from Gloucestershire celebrate after winning the record-breaking EuroMillions jackpot of £184m

Joe Thwaite, 49, and Jess Thwaite, 46, from Gloucestershire celebrate after winning the record-breaking EuroMillions jackpot of £184m

She added: ‘I’m not saying that it’s horrendous, we love our life, this is what we’ve chosen.’

Mr Thwaite admitted that he saw the winning numbers via the National Lottery app as his wife lay asleep and did not wake her – but instead started browsing for properties.

He added: ‘I looked it up and saw we’d won. I saw how much and I didn’t know what to do. I couldn’t go back to sleep.

‘I didn’t want to wake Jess up so I just laid there for what seemed like forever. I spent some time searching for property with no budget limit, which was a novelty!’

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