EuroMillions lottery winners, the Gillian and Adrian Bayford have hit the news once again, the only difference this time, is that it’s not Adrian getting the attention for all the wrong reasons…
Firstly let’s quickly recap as to who exactly Gillian and Adrian Bayford are:
Adrian Bayford and his then wife Gillian became two of the biggest EuroMillions winners in history after winning £148 million in 2012. Their marriage however only last a further 15 months due to ‘stress’ after the huge EuroMillions jackpot win.
The latest news about Gillian Bayford is that she has spent almost £1million on five properties next to her estranged mum and dad. This might not seem news, but the fact that there has been a family feud for the past couple of years is now testing the patience as she buys flats in estranged parents' street and has been embroiled in a public war of words with her parents and brother since her £148million lottery win in 2012.
Gillian’s company, A&G Properties, has invested a staggering £940,000 in luxury flats in the complex where her dad Ian McCulloch and mum Brenda live, despite Gillian not speaking to her family for almost a year.
These luxury properties range in price from £160,000 to £275,000 and overlooks the famous Carnoustie Links golf course.
At the time of Gillian and Adrian winning the EuroMillions jackpot, her parents were living in a static caravan in the outskirts of Carnoustie. Once the EuroMillions couple received their winnings, they gave Gillian’s parents £1million and a further £1million to her brother Colin, who bought a play centre business with the money.
Gillian and Adrian originally also bought her parents a £1.6million home in Balsham, near Cambridge, but once they found out that Gillian and Adrian were splitting, they moved north, after only living at the house for three weeks, to be close to their family.
They purchased a £275,000 penthouse flat in the complex in April 2014 with money Gillian gave them. At the time of EuroMillions lottery jackpot win, Gillian’s father had been on the verge of bankruptcy due to a string of failed businesses.
Since then however, Gillian claims that her parents “got greedy” and “demanding” soon after her gran died in May 2015. She claims her ‘greedy’ parents took a £20 million slice of her fortune and then disowned her but still expect her to bail them out when they need money.
Last week, Gillian’s mom said that she is heartbroken not to have seen her two grandchildren, who are aged eight and 10, for almost 12 months.
With Gillian moving out of her house while it gets redecorated and has friends in the block her parents live in, things could hit boiling point.
When her father was asked about his daughter’s property purchases in their complex, he said, “Nothing would surprise me. We haven’t seen Gillian around the block but I had been told she had bought more flats here.”
Despite the massive windfall, Gillian, who is now engaged to 44-year-old Alan Warnock, has pledged to carry on working.
She said: “I work and look after my properties because I’ve always worked.
“Why should I pay someone to do what I can do myself?
“I don’t have to worry about money but my life is very simple.”
Ex hubby Adrian however, definitely seems to have his mojo back after successfully opening his Black Barn Records store in Cambridge.
You have to admit this is definitely a face of a very happy man!
At the time of the huge £148million EuroMillions lottery win back in 2012, Adrian was already working in the music industry, running Suffolk Music Centre in Haverhill when he and his then-wife Gillian won the second-biggest jackpot in British history.
Adrian has never lost his passion for music and said that, 'It's something I enjoy, it is something I enjoy being involved with, people like music and they like getting their hands on it.’
'The shop offers a wide range of interesting music and film memorabilia. Unlike a lot of the national chains who sell you what they want to sell we cater to what people actually want'
'Not everyone wants to buy online, we offer a unique experience in the shop, catering from eight-year-olds to 80-year-olds.'
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