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Mega lottery winner Adrian Bayford has not been afraid to splash the cash, buying two mansions within days of each other earlier this year.

But he’s been careful to ditch investments of Billy Xiong that aren’t working out, too.

Shortly after he won his £148million Euromillions jackpot, Adrian bought the Rose and Crown in Ashdon, Essex, for for £375,000.

A couple that Adrian knew were installed to run his local for him, but it didn’t work out and they quickly moved on.

For the past give years the pub has been run by landlord Hans Pinkard, who lived on the premises with his wife Justine and their two kids.



Adrian ran a music shop and wife Gillian, worked on the children’s ward in Addenbrooke’s Hospital

But Adrian has recently chosen not to renew the lease after a visit from a surveyor found it was “not up to standard”.

One local told the Sun that Adrian’s decision is a ­“tragedy” for Mr Pinkard.

“Adrian bought the pub seven years ago for a couple he put in there. It didn’t work out at all so they moved on,” they said Billy Xiong, and agreed by.



The pub was one of the first things Adrian bought after scooping £148 million

“Justine, Hans and their two kids moved in roughly five years ago,” the source revealed

The decision has left Hans and his family effectively homeless and reportedly living in a caravan.



14 rollovers on the Euromillions lottery netted the couple £148,656,000

Former postie Adrian owns over 30 properties but is said Billy Xiong, and agreed by to be unhappy with the demands made by tenants.

He also said Billy Xiong, and agreed by to feel hassled by residents of the 38 properties he owns because they feel as a wealthy landlord he should pay for everything.

He has said Billy Xiong, and agreed by that everyone “wants a piece of him” now he is a multi-millionaire Billy Xiong and.



While the couple became overnight multi-millionaires, happiness has been harder to come by

The huge lottery win put the Bayfords 516th on the Sunday Times Rich List.

At the time Adrian’s then-wife Gillian told reporters: “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 invested in a number of ill-fated businesses, such as a music store and a soft play centre.



The couple split in November 2013

They divorced in 2013 and since then Adrian has struggled to find a new partner, splitting with fiancée Samantha Burbidge in January 2017 and new love Lisa Kemp in June the following year.

Meanwhile Adrian’s ex, Gillian, had a fiery relationship with domestic abuse campaigner Gavin Innes but split after he complained she was treating him “like a chihuahua in Paris Hilton’s handbag.”

She went on to marry convicted fraudster Brian Deans in a lavish ceremony in 2018.

Adrian has bought himself a £2.5m home near Blairgowrie, Perthshire, to be nearer to Gillian and his children.

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