Lottery winner Adrian Bayford engaged for fourth time since scooping £148m jackpot

20 March 2024, 11:55 | Updated: 20 March 2024, 12:13

Adrian Bayford is engaged for the fourth time since winning the Euromillions jackpot with his now ex-wife in 2012
Adrian Bayford is engaged for the fourth time since winning the Euromillions jackpot with his now ex-wife in 2012. Picture: Alamy

By Flaminia Luck

Adrian Bayford, the multi-millionaire winner of the lottery, has proposed for the fourth time since scooping £148m.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

The 53-year-old originally won the jackpot with his ex-wife, Gillian, but the pair split the following year.

He proposed to ambulance worker Tracey Biles, 45, at Christmas, reports the Sun.

This is the fourth time the former postman has popped the question since he won the huge jackpot in 2012.

He has also been engaged to sausage factory worker Marta Jarosz, stable girl Samantha Burbridge and Frankie & Benny’s waitress Lisa Kemp.

EuroMillions winners Gillian (left) and Adrian Bayford
Husband and wife at the time Gillian (left) and Adrian Bayford won more than £148m in 2021. Picture: Alamy

'Real deal'

However, in a sign that this is serious, Adrian has moved his prospective in-laws into a £1million cottage on the grounds of his £12million Suffolk estate.

A friend said: “Everyone is really excited for Adrian and Tracey.“They seem to be the real deal, so hopefully, it’s the happy ending they both deserve.

Read more: Outages at Greggs, McDonalds, Sainsburys and Tesco? What the hell is going on at Britain’s best-loved chains?

A pal said: “Everyone is really excited for Adrian and Tracey.

“They seem to be the real deal, so hopefully, it’s the happy ending they both deserve.

"It’s no secret what a tough time Adrian has had with his love life and I think he’d actually given up before he got with Tracey.”

Adrian Bayford at a music festival in Cambridge in July 2018
Adrian Bayford at a music festival in Cambridge in July 2018. Picture: Alamy

In 2022, Tracey moved in with Adrian after leaving her bus driver partner Mark Newman.

Adrian popped the question at Christmas and they plan to marry at his favourite Indian ocean resort — where he also took his three exes.

The friend said: “Adrian has always been so soft and, in his own way, he’s actually a real romantic.

Read more: Small businesses shouldn't have to bear the brunt if Royal Mail axes Saturday post

“He’s so committed to Tracey that he’s moved his mother-in-law and father-in-law to be into one of the cottages on his estate.

“I mean, that might not be for everyone but they all get on so well — and, let’s face it, there’s plenty of room up there.“Right now, it just feels like nothing could go wrong.”

News of the engagement comes a week after it emerged that ex-wife Gillian split from her husband Brian Deans.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Mark Rowley says the number of officers in the Met is falling

Met Police officer numbers drop as force calls for 'thousands of applicants' in new recruitment drive

Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid

Joe Biden cancels campaign event after testing positive for Covid-19

Starmer is set to push for a migrant return deal with the EU

Starmer to push for new migrant return deal with EU, as he seeks to 'renew UK's relationship with Europe' at summit

Keir Starmer faces a challenge over the two-child benefit cap

Keir Starmer seeks to stave off Labour backbench revolt over benefit cap with child poverty taskforce

A man has been shot dead in Kirkby

Man shot dead on residential street close to Liverpool training ground, as police launch murder investigation

Joe Biden has hinted he could step aside from the race against Donald Trump for the White House

Biden hints he could quit election race against Trump on medical advice, as top Democrat calls for him to stand down

The scandal surrounding Strictly Come Dancing has deepened after footage showing former professional dancer James Jordan telling his celebrity partner Georgina Bouzova "kill you" surfaced on social media.

Strictly scandal deepens as footage showing ex-pro telling partner he will 'kill her' emerges

Liz Truss

Reference to Truss' 'disaster' mini-budget removed from King's Speech files after ex-PM complains to civil service chief

Police found "over a dozen" firearms at Crooks' home

Thomas Crooks' father 'called police on the day of the Trump rally shooting'

Cameron Jones left his dying fiancee Demi by the side of the road

Moment driver flees from car wreckage leaving fiancee to die - before he later blames her for horror crash

Kim Johnson wants the two-child benefit cap to be scrapped

Labour MP calls for two-child benefit cap to be axed as she plans King's Speech amendment after policy retained

Adele has played 90 shows in Las Vegas

Adele announces she is stepping back from music after growing to ‘absolutely hate’ fame

Two British travel agents are believed to be the pair found shot dead and their bodies burned in a car in Malmo.

British travel agents thought to be pair shot dead and burned in car in Malmo

Two dead and two children in hospital after house fire in Blackpool

Two die and two children rushed to hospital after house fire in Blackpool

Locals have been warned to avoid the area

Locals warned 'do not open your doors' as huge fire erupts on Birmingham industrial estate

Joe Biden his facing pressure to step down ahead of November's election.

Joe Biden wrongly claims he will cap rent rises at $55 in latest gaffe