A British woman who won $275 million in a lottery has left her husband and started a new relationship with the car salesman who sold her a luxury fleet of Audis.
London's Daily Mail reports this morning that Gillian Bayford, who won the Euromillions jackpot with her husband Adrian last year, has blamed the stresses of the lottery win for the breakdown of their nine-year marriage.
And Alan Warnock has reportedly quit his job with the car dealership and moved in with the multi-millionairess.
When mother of two Mrs Bayford, 41, announced her separation there was speculation about a relationship with married gardener Chris Tovey, 40, who worked on the couple's 80ha East Anglia estate, according to the Daily Mail.
The Mail reports that in a further twist, Mr Tovey claimed that Mr Bayford injured him in a golf buggy collision and is suing the couple.
Mrs Bayford, who was a healthcare worker at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, has now left their $12 million Georgian mansion and bought a new house in an exclusive estate on the outskirts of her original home town of Dundee.
Mr Warnock is helping Mrs Bayford "settle in". According to the Daily Mail, the pair were spotted Christmas shopping and he has been seen helping with her eight-year-old daughter and six-year-old son.
It is understood Mr Bayford is aware of his wife's new relationship and the Mail reports a settlement has been reached to split the lottery haul.
The Daily Mail reports that when they couple won one of Britain's biggest lottery prizes, they said they would not let the windfall change them.
But last month Mr Bayford, 43, said: "Gillian and I have split. When you win the lottery it's so stressful."
Mrs Bayford and Mr Warnock met in October last year when the lottery winners went to visited Gillian's parents in Scotland.
They went to the John Clark Audi dealership in Dundee, where Mr Warnock was sales manager, and ordered five luxury cars.