EuroMillions Winner 'Uses Money To Buy 50 Pasties A Week'

So you've just won £148 million on the lottery, what would you splash your cash on? A private jet, an swanky sports car? No, well how about hundreds of pasties?

That's exactly what Adrian Bayford has reportedly been doing since he scooped the EuroMillions jackpot back in 2012.

A friend revealed that the former postman, who moved to a sprawling £8.5million mansion in Cambridgeshire, has been consuming up to 60 pasties a week which he has had hand delivered from his native Cornwall.

According to reports, retailing at just £1.55 the flaky delicacies are being sent cross country by Cornish firm, Philips.

Mr Bayford's pal said they remind him of his childhood, growing up in the South West.

"He loves Cornwall and says the pasties remind him of it. He gets them delivered - it must be 50 or 60 at a time. He's been having five to seven a day," the mystery mate said.

The former postman is reportedly having 60 pasties delivered to his home every week. Credit: PA
The former postman is reportedly having 60 pasties delivered to his home every week. Credit: PA

A spokesperson for Philips said they were overjoyed to hear their pasties were being enjoyed.

They said: "We are always happy to hear that our pasties help remind people of time spent in Cornwall. We have many customers that have pasties delivered regularly and are proud to hear that Mr Bayford enjoys our pasties."

Mr Bayford's win was the second biggest jackpot won in the UK.

Speaking to the press at the time of his enormous windfall, he described the moment he realised he had become a millionaire.

The then 41-year-old said: "I had been watching the film The Bank Job on TV while Gillian - his then wife - was out with friends.

"When she got back we decided to turn over and catch-up on the news.

"Scrolling along the bottom of the screen was the news that one person had won EuroMillions but Gillian confessed that she hadn't had time to get a ticket.

According to a friend, the pasties remind him of his childhood in Cornwall. Credit: PA
According to a friend, the pasties remind him of his childhood in Cornwall. Credit: PA

"As a joke, I also said neither had I when in fact I had five lines upstairs waiting to be checked.

"By now both of our children had woken-up so while Gillian was trying to settle them back to sleep, I went to check the numbers on my phone.

"Gradually the numbers seemed to match-up with those on my ticket and I just couldn't believe what I was seeing.

"I rushed back and turned on the main light at which point Gillian went ballistic.

"The kids really were awake by now. I was trying to tell her that we had won the lottery and she was telling me to keep the noise down."

Money well spent if you ask me.

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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