£148m lottery couple revealed

Britain's second biggest-ever Lottery winners have been named as Adrian Bayford, 41, and wife Gillian, 40, of Haverhill, Suffolk. The couple won the £148.6 million EuroMillions jackpot.

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EuroMillions shopkeeper happy for 'lovely couple'

Sanjay and Bev Patel who run the shop were Adrian and Gillian Bayford bought their winning EuroMillions ticket. Credit: Press Association

Sanjay and Bev Patel run the shop where the Bayford's bought their winning EuroMillions lottery ticket. They said the £148 million win could not have happened to a nicer couple. Mrs Patel said:

"We love it, it just feels brilliant just to feel that we were there, we were the actual store that sold the ticket, we feel great, not just for the shop but great for Haverhill."


EuroMillions couple 'just giggled' when they checked ticket

Gillian was putting their young son to bed when her husband Adrian came up to the room and told her they had won more than £148 million. Gillian said she didn't believe him initially and told him to keep the noise down.

When she finally looked at her husband, who by this stage was "quite pale" she decided to check the numbers herself. When the couple discovered they had won they "just looked at each other and giggled for a while".


Lotto winners celebrated by going out for pizza

Adrian and Gillian Bayford

EuroMillions lottery winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford said they struggled to understand they had won the £148 million jackpot last Friday night.

The winners said they planned to use the money to go to go on holiday with their children.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford

They will take their time to decide how they will spend their money, but Gillian, a children's ward healthcare assistant at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge said she would like to cut down on her shift work to spend more time with her family.

Adrian and Gillian Bayford

The happy couple said their children are not fully aware of what is going on. They celebrated by going out for a 'family treat' to a local pizza restaurant.

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