‘Our lives fell apart’
Dave and Angela Dawes, 53, cashed in on their prize in 2011, buying Tom Jones’ former home for £4m in East Sussex, as the seventh biggest winners in the UK.
Speaking at the time of the win, the couple had only played twice before, saying they would have a dream wedding.
Angela loves a new engagement ring, and the couple plan to buy properties in London and abroad, and look forward to a trip to Las Vegas and a skiing holiday in Switzerland.
But the couple’s fortunes have changed dramatically in the ten years since they won, with court battles and dramatic home raids turning the tables.
They initially splashed £4.5m on a flat in Fulham, West London just 10 minutes from Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium for Mr Dawes, 57.
The couple then traded their lives in London for village happiness in East Sussex, and enjoyed a quiet life with their millions of dollars in spending.
But then Dave’s son Michael also took his father and stepmother to court after they refused to stop coughing for him to eat lunch at the Ritz.
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