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Lotto winning retailer calls it a day

Ronnie Dungan
Lotto winning retailer calls it a day

The Euromillions-winning owner of Suffolk Music Centre in Haverhill has closed his shop, but will be returning to the industry as a manufacturer.

Adrian Bayford (right), who became one of Britain's biggest ever jackpot winners when he landed £148million in the Euromillions last year, had hoped to keep his instrument shop open despite his newfound wealth.

However, the retailer told The Daily Mail (so take this with a pinch of salt) that there was a ‘Lotto cloud’ hanging over his shop, which had made him a target for ‘begging strangers’.

Having bought a new £6m mansion he aims to set up an instrument manufacturing business in the grounds, making guitars, mandolins and ukuleles, with his business partner Richard Hudspith (left), which he plans to launch in the Spring.

 

 

 

 

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Tags: Suffolk Music Centre , Haverhill

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'Begging strangers'? There's just no respect for the humble sales rep any more.

Ronnie Dungan

Ronnie Dungan MI PRO STAFF
Jan 10th 2013 at 11:38AM

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The old ones are the best....
Did you hear about the MI retailer who won the lottery?
When asked what he was going to do with the money he said 'why... keep trading until its all gone of course'
UK guitar manufacturing. Hmmm. I wish him well but.....

Clive Norris

Clive Norris INDUSTRY
Jan 10th 2013 at 12:04PM

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