Inside £148m lottery winner Gillian Bayford’s glam new life with fleet of 10 cars, £1.2m mansion & a baby at 48

LIFE changed overnight for lottery winner Gillian Bayford who walked away with £148million with her then-husband Adrian Bayford in 2012.

From buying a lavish £1.2million mansion, to starting her own property business and having a baby at 48 – Gillian has shown off her glam new lifestyle over the years.

Here, we round-up how life has changed for the millionaire, including her stylish new look…

Fleet of 10 cars

Gillian snapped up a fleet of Audi cars following her ginormous win and she drives a £150,000 Bentley Bentayga.

The millionaire motor lover splashed the cash on a collection of supercars after her jackpot scoop back in 2012.

A snap shows several plush Audi vehicles belonging to the EuroMillions winner lined up alongside each other.


£1.2million mansion

Gillian bought a waterfront property in Newport-on-Tay from ex Adrian for £625,000 in 2017 – but later put it up for sale.

The real dream home came when Gillian forked out almost £1.2million on a Victorian mansion with six bedrooms and a footie pitch-sized garden.

The lavish pad also boasts three reception rooms, a gazebo, a triple garage and a greenhouse.

Among her other property purchases was a £619,990 castle which she also put up for sale.



Career change

Before scooping their millions Gillian worked as a healthcare assistant at a children's ward in Cambridge.

When her and Adrian’s nine-year marriage broke down, pals said they split the money equally.

Gillian also bought a number of properties after her lotto success and started her own property business.


She also bought a cafe in Arbroath called “Sugar and Spice” – which later folded after reporting a £129,000 loss.

We reported how Gillian claimed nearly £40,000 in furlough cash for her £17million property company.

She admitted getting £7,200 to fund a part-time worker at her A&G Properties Scotland business.

Baby at 48

After she split from hubby Adrian 15 months after their 2012 windfall win, she moved back to Scotland from Suffolk with their two children.

It was announced earlier this month that she has become a mum again at 48.

She also showed off a glam new look with long, blonde hair.

Gillian had her daughter Emilie six months ago. She said: “As far as she is concerned I’m not a lottery winner, I’m just Mum.

“Some things are easier because of the money but it doesn’t really change anything. You still have to change a nappy or deal with her being sick on you regardless of how much you’re worth.”

She married dad-of-one Brian Deans in 2018 but plans to start a family were delayed when she got a verbal warning from a judge for attacking ex Gavin Innes in a row.

Gillian, who has two older kids aged 15 and 13, said of finding out she was pregnant: “It was a bit of a shock at first. Because I’m older, people said to me ‘are you mad?’.

“But I’d always wanted another baby. So after a little bit I thought ‘I better get on with this then’. It’s really enjoyable being an older mum. It is like riding a bike, you don’t forget.”

Bought a home for a disabled boy

In 2016 she bought a new home for a four-year-old disabled boy and his "inspirational" mum to live in – as well as promising to foot the bill for any adaptations.

She was moved by Jenny McMillan's inspiring fundraising efforts for son Blake and decided to help.

Jenny was reduced to tears when Gillian presented her with the keys to her new pad in Carnoustie, Angus.

Her son Blake suffers from a rare and devastating neurological disorder called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome.

We shared how EuroMillions winner Gillian Bayford says £148m win was ‘mixed blessing’.

And here's what happened to her ex husband Adrian.

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