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Lottery Millionaire Mum Goes Back To Work At Children's Playcentre

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015
Lottery millionaire goes back to work at children's playcentre

A mum-of-two who scooped a whopping £148million on the lottery is returning to work, despite her enormous wealth.

Gillian Bayford, 40, and her husband Adrian, 41, have decided to buy a failing children's playcentre in their home town so local children have something to do.

The couple originally retired after receiving their amazing EuroMillions windfall last August, with Gillian leaving her job as a healthcare assistant and Adrian closing his music store after people wanting hand-outs started to camp outside.

Explaining why they are now investing in the ailing business, Gillian said there was simply nothing for children to do in Haverhill, Suffolk.

"We wanted to give them somewhere to go. We're hoping to bring back some fun," she told the Mirror.

She also revealed that her own children had previously had birthday parties at the centre – at a time when she an Adrian scrimped and saved to afford them.

"Times were tight but we made a point of trying to budget for it and get the party they wanted," she said. "Both of them had half of their class there, they had a great time."

Despite being at number 516 on the Sunday Times rich list and living in a £6million mansion, the couple say they still have the same circle of friends, and have not moved their children from their state schools.

"We've tried not to let it change us. My main aims are still my friends, family and children," Gillian said. "No matter how much money you have, you wouldn't be anybody without friends and family behind you."

Gillian will be working at the Rascals Funhouse one or two days a week once it opens in May.

Good for her!

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