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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

They say money is the root.......... Still its the key to a successful life: £148m jackpot winners to divorce

Lottery winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, Suffolk, are divorcing

A couple who won a £148 million Euro Millions jackpot last year August are to divorce.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, Suffolk, won the second biggest ever lottery prize last year.
Jardine Michelson Public Relations issued a statement on behalf of Mrs Bayford's confirming the split. It said: “Gillian Bayford confirms that her marriage to Adrian has broken down once and for all and they have separated.
Before the couple won the jackpot last year, Mrs Bayford was working nights as a healthcare assistant on the children's ward at the Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge while Mr Bayford ran a record shop in Haverhill, which has since closed. They have both lived within their means and been comfortable working the night to earn the income their family needed.
But after winning the jackpot Mr Bayford, 43, told the Sun that he had left the couple's £6 million Georgian mansion and moved a 10-minute drive away to a £500,000 four-bedroom house in Suffolk.
At a press conference organised by lottery organiser Camelot after their win, mother-of-two Mrs Bayford, 41, said she hoped the windfall would allow the family to spend more time together.
A Camelot spokeswoman said only a small minority of winners regretted their lottery success.
She added: "We regularly conduct research among National Lottery winners about life after the win.
"In recent research undertaken, only 2% of winners had separated from their partner since winning a major prize with 99% of winners claiming to be as happy or happier than before their win."
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