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Suffolk couple become UK's second biggest lottery winners

Adrian and Gillian Bayford have won more than £148 million. Photo: ITV News

Britain's second biggest lottery winners were revealed by Camelot this morning.

41-year-old Adrian Bayford and his 40-year-old wife are celebrating winning a staggering £148,656,000 in the EuroMillions rollover jackpot.

Adrian co-owns a second hand record shop whilst Gillian works as a children's ward healthcare assistant at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. The lucky couple have a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son, and have been married for eight years.

Gillian was putting their four-year old to bed when Adrian bounded into the bedroom and turned the light on with the good news. She said she didn't believe him, and told him to keep the noise down.

ITV News reporter Damon Green reports:

The happy couple said they will take their time to decide how they will spend their money, but Gillian said she would like to cut down on her shift work to spend more time with her family.

Their children are not fully aware of what is going on. Their daughter asked them did they have enough money to go out for a family meal at a local pizza restaurant after the realised they had won, so that is how the family celebrated. They plan to take their children and other family members to Disneyland.

Gillian said she could not quite comprehend just how much £148 million is in actual money, but that they will spread their winnings around their family, so they can all live a more stress-free life.

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. The win is not just for us, it is for us to share and everyone's life is going to be so much more enjoyable and stress-free.

The couple say they plan to spend the money on their family, and some children's charities. Credit: ITV News

They also plan to donate some of their winnings to charity.

Adrian's second hand record shop, Suffolk Music Centre, remains closed today. A hand written sign in the window says it will reopen tomorrow.

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