Generous EuroMillions Jackpot Winner Helps Out Disabled Boy and His Mother
Last Updated: Wednesday 14th December 2016, 11:46 am
One of EuroMillions’ biggest ever winners made headlines again this week after she moved a struggling mother into a home more suitable for her disabled son’s needs.
It’s one thing to win big on the lottery, but it’s another thing entirely to use that newfound wealth for the benefit of others. Back in 2012, Gillian Bayford and her ex-husband won an incredible £148.6 million in the 10 August EuroMillions draw, becoming the UK’s second-biggest EuroMillions winners to date overnight. Today, Gillian continues to live the high-life, and owns her own property management company in the Angus area of Scotland.
So when she heard that Jenny McMillan and her severely disabled son, Blake, were struggling to get by in their cramped home, Gillian knew that she was in an ideal position to help. Utilising her considerable clout in the property business, Gillian purchased a generously proportioned house for the pair, shouldering the cost of adapting the property to fit Blake’s needs and make life easier for both him and his mother.
Suffering from a rare and debilitating neurological disorder called MECP2 duplication syndrome, four-year-old Blake requires 24-hour care. As well as having frequent seizures, he is unable to walk or sit up without help from a carer, so life has been difficult for him and his mother until now.
“I was totally in awe that Gillian would do something like this,” said teary-eyed mother Jenny following the unprompted display of generosity. “I’ll be paying rent but Gillian didn’t have to do something like this. She’s doing me a massive favour.”
Gillian, Jenny and Blake were visited by reporters from the local area, who shot plenty of pictures of their smiling faces as they stood in the spacious, newly renovated house.
Following a series of rollovers, this Friday’s EuroMillions jackpot looks set to be worth approximately £42 million — not quite the eye-popping figure that Gillian landed in 2012, but a truly life-changing sum all the same. Visit the Tickets page now to put yourself in the running!