Woman Wins £148 Million In Lottery, But What She Does With The Money Is The Real Story

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A woman who won £148million on the lottery is buying a specially-adapted house for the mother of a severely disabled boy in her home town.

Gillian Bayford and her ex-husband Adrian were among the EuroMillions‘ biggest ever winners after scooping the huge sum in 2012.

After hearing that Jenny McMillan, a mother who runs a charity shop in Carnoustie, was in need of a home for her and her son Blake, Ms Bayford stepped in to help the family.

Lottery winner Gillian Bayford (left) is buying a property and paying for adaptations to a home for Jenny McMillan and her severely-disabled son Blake
Lottery winner Gillian Bayford (left) is buying a property and paying for adaptations to a home for Jenny McMillan and her severely-disabled son Blake
It is understood this is the home the family will soon move in to thanks to Ms Bayford
It is understood this is the home the family will soon move in to thanks to Ms Bayford

Ms Bayford’s estate agency firm has purchased a house very close to Ms McMillan’s shop and the lottery winner is paying for adaptations to allow Ms McMillan to be near her four-year-old boy.

Blake suffers from a rare neurological disorder called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, which means he cannot walk, talk or sit and needs 24-hour care.

Ms McMillan: ‘I was totally in awe that Gillian would do something like this.’

She added: ‘I’ll be paying rent but Gillian didn’t have to do something like this. She’s doing me a massive favour. I was in tears when she told me. I’m so grateful.

‘I’ll be able to look after Blake in a safe and secure environment and it means the world.

‘In this house I can always be within eye-shot of Blake. Gillian has given me peace of mind.’

She told MailOnline the home is more open plan than their current house, meaning she won’t worry about her son when she has to pop into another room.

Blake's mother will now be able to be close to him while she is at work in Carnoustie, Scotland
Blake’s mother will now be able to be close to him while she is at work in Carnoustie, Scotland

Read more about what Gillian is doing for Blake’s family on the Daily Mail.