My carvery date with €166m Lotto winner...andi paid the bill
GILLIAN BAYFORD’S EX ON HOW
wonder how he never knew about Gillian’s Lotto luck.
He says: “I don’t have a telly so I don’t watch the news. I didn’t recognise Gillian when we first met and I don’t remember her from being at school as she was in the year above.
“She said she worked in an office and moaned about how her boss was a pain in the a**e.
“But she came to pick me up for our first date in a sports car – it was strange to see a car like that coming up my street, which is kind of rough.
“I thought whatever she did, she must be good at it.
“I was just happy to be in a car like that.
“But even after she told me, I still paid for things. I’m old fashioned, I guess. She wasn’t my usual type, physically, but I was attracted to her because she was charismatic and funny.
“We didn’t talk about money. We mainly talked about our kids. We had a cup of tea, which I paid for.”
Gavin says he and Gillian had begun a private conversation on Facebook after she expressed interest in a charity he wanted to launch to aid male victims of domestic abuse. She used her real name but Gavin insists he still didn’t click that she was a lottery winner.
He says: “I was lonely, too. I just wanted some female company.”
Gavin tells how Gillian revealed her fortune over another cuppa three weeks after the first date. He says she whipped out her mobile phone to show him the famous shot of her and Adrian, 47, holding champagne flutes and their whopping €166million cheque. Gavin says he thought the picture was a fake – because he had mocked up a photo where was holding a winner’s cheque. He recalls: “She told me she had something to tell me and showed me the picture of her and Adrian. I asked if she’d Photoshopped it. “I’d Photoshopped a similar one of me ‘winning’ the lottery. “She kind of looked offended and said, ‘No, I won it’. “My first question was: ‘How do you trust
I didn’t know of her Lotto win ... I thought it was odd when she turned up in sports car GAVIN INNES ON ‘NOT RECOGNISING’ EUROMILLION GILLIAN
Gillian and Adrian