Britain’s youngest mega lottery winner was accused of killing a retiree in a car accident.
Thirty-one year old Matt Topham won £ 45 million in the Euromillions in 2012.
He was behind the wheel of a BMW when the tragic incident occurred on Christmas Day in North Cockerington, Lincolnshire, last year.
75-year-old Mary Jane Regulator died and her husband Rodney, 78, who was driving, was seriously injured.
Mr Topham was accused in September of death from dangerous driving and serious injury from dangerous driving. The mirror reports.
The lottery winner, who is a father of three, appeared on video link this morning at Lincoln Crown Court.
Mary, who used the name Jane, lived in North Cockerington with her husband.
She was taken to Grimsby Hospital after the collision but tragically died from her injuries.
In an obituary in their local newspaper in February, her family said she was “tragically” taken from them.
They described her as “a beloved woman, mother, Nan and friend who are deeply missed by everyone who has known her”.
Her daughter-in-law posted on Facebook after her death: “The sudden death of someone you love is like a slap in the face.
“It takes a while to register what actually happened before it really hurts.
“The bruises and the permanent effects, both physical and psychological, will be with you forever.”
Hundreds of brightly colored mourners attended their funeral at the Alford Crematorium.
Topham, who won the jackpot with his supermarket worker Casey, will appear in court on December 18th.
He is due to stand trial next March.
The couple went public with their EuroMillions win in February 2012 and made headlines after planning to build a mansion for Teletubbies.
They have also splattered luxury cars, homes, and vacations for family and friends.
It was revealed last week that he had bought his mother-in-law a petting zoo for £ 600,000.