Haverhill: Money can’t buy you love - £148m lottery couple announce they are to divorce
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A Suffolk couple who won a £148 million EuroMillions jackpot are to divorce.
Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, scooped the second biggest ever lottery prize in August last year.
A statement released on Mrs Bayford’s behalf confirmed the split.
It read: “Gillian Bayford confirms that her marriage to Adrian has broken down irretrievably and they have separated.”
Mr Bayford, 43, told a national newspaper 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.
At the time she was working nights as a healthcare assistant on the children’s ward at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge while Mr Bayford ran a record shop in Haverhill, which has since closed.
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She said: “We have lived within our means and been comfortable but we have been like ships in the night to earn the income we needed.
“It will be fantastic to spend more time as a family now.
“This money has come at the right time for us and is going to benefit the whole family.”