£148m EuroMillions winner Gillian Bayford statements £40,000 furlough cash

£148m EuroMillions winner Gillian Bayford statements £40,000 furlough cash

£148m EuroMillions jackpot winner Gillian Bayford promises £40,000 of taxpayer income to furlough her personnel all through lockdown – and insists ‘I’m NOT spending it again!’

  • Gillian Bayford gained £148million EuroMillions jackpot with then-husband in 2012
  • She has claimed almost £40,000 in furlough during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Mother-of-3, who owns a £17million residence empire, refuses to repay cash 

Euromillions winner Gillian Bayford has claimed approximately £40,000 in furlough cash for the duration of the pandemic and is refusing to pay out it back – despite successful extra than £148 million. 

Bayford, 48, and ex partner Adrian, 50, shared the history prize in 2012 – right before divorcing 15 months afterwards and blaming the strain of handling their newfound wealth. 

Throughout the pandemic, Bayford claimed virtually £40,000 for her £17 million assets business enterprise, as properly as corporations she runs with her current convicted fraudster husband Brian Deans.  

Bayford, who drives a £150,000 Bentley Bentayga, is refusing to pay out back the money and states she has every ideal to it. 

She mentioned: ‘I’m not shelling out it again. Of course everyone’s entitled to furlough and everyone’s claimed it.’

Ms Bayford shared the huge Euromillions winnings with her then-husband Adrian in 2012, with whom she shares two children, aged 15 and 13

Gillian Bayford shared the large Euromillions winnings with her then-husband Adrian in 2012, with whom she shares two children, aged 15 and 13

The mom-of-3 was provided £7,200 to fund a aspect-time worker at her A&G Qualities Scotland enterprise, which has £17million truly worth of houses.

She also claimed up to £10,000 for her salon in Dundee and two identical £10,000 promises for partner Deans and his financial commitment company BGD Assets Developments, which has a single employee.

Talking to the Solar, the lottery winner stated her accountant had advised her to make the claims.  

Tory MP Nigel Mills criticised Bayford and mentioned she ought to be ‘ashamed of herself’. 

The previous accountant extra: ‘It’s absurd she’s claimed taxpayers’ revenue even though renting out homes from her own residence empire.

‘We’ll all be paying out far more tax for decades to come to fund statements like these. If folks and firms can manage to repay it, they really should.’

Previously this month, it was disclosed that Bayford experienced offered start throughout lockdown.  

She said she was shocked when she to start with discovered out that she was expecting with daughter Emilie, who is now six months. 

She added: ‘It was a little bit of a shock at initial. Since I am more mature, folks explained to me ‘are you mad?’ But I would often required a further toddler.

‘So soon after a very little little bit I imagined ‘I much better get on with this then’. It is really actually enjoyable staying an older mum. It is like driving a bicycle, you you should not neglect.’ 

During the pandemic, Bayford claimed nearly £40,000 for her £17 million property business, as well as firms she runs with her current convicted fraudster husband Brian Deans

For the duration of the pandemic, Bayford claimed approximately £40,000 for her £17 million property business, as effectively as firms she runs with her current convicted fraudster spouse Brian Deans

Bayford, who drives a £150,000 Bentley Bentayga, is refusing to pay back the cash and says she has every right to it

Bayford, who drives a £150,000 Bentley Bentayga, is refusing to spend back the money and suggests she has each individual proper to it

Ms Bayford shared the huge Euromillions winnings with her then-husband Adrian, with whom she shares two kids, aged 15 and 13. 

But they break up only 15 months later on, blaming the anxiety of dealing with their newfound wealth for the conclusion of their 9-12 months relationship. 

Just after they divorced Ms Bayford moved again to Scotland and married father-of-one particular Brian Deans, 40, in 2018. 

Her strategies to get started a family members with Mr Deans were being put on maintain previous yr when a previous boyfriend, Gavin Innes, accused her of beating him while they have been alongside one another.

She was convicted of a breach of the peace and was admonished – indicating she was equipped to go totally free with a warning from the choose. 

Talking of her new newborn Emilie, Ms Bayford said: ‘As considerably as she is involved I am not a lottery winner, I am just Mum.

‘Some issues are less complicated since of the income but it won’t truly modify anything at all. You continue to have to adjust a nappy or deal with her currently being ill on you regardless of how significantly you are worthy of.’ 

Ms Bayford, who operates a assets company near her dwelling in Dundee, insisted that newborn Emilie will not likely be spoilt regardless of the family’s large prosperity.

‘She’s not dressed in designer garments. She’s not got nearly anything unique to her brother and sister,’ she informed The Sunshine.

‘They all will need to know the worth of income.’