Win R2bn - stay cool with a Kuga

2012-10-02 09:47

LONDON, England - When he won a R2-billion Euro lottery jackpot his wife admitted she craved an Audi Q7... a modest ambition, but instead she got a Ford Kuga.

It was the second-largest cash scoop in British history but small-time music shop owner Adrian Bayford, 41, from Suffolk in southern England, didn't opt for a Mercedes, perhaps an Audi A8 or even a matching pair of Ferraris, he went for a Kuga SUV of which he could have bought NINE THOUSAND!


Townsfolk in Haverhill are, according to the London Daily Mail, pleased that Adrian and Gillian - suddenly the 516th richest couple in Britain - aren't going wild with their win which, invested at 10%, will earn them another R17-million a year. It was also a nice thought that, to celebrate, they bought children Cameron, four, and Aimee, six, a takeaway each from the local Domino's and went on a caravan holiday in Scotland, flying there by EasyJet.

They could (if it were possible, because it is unique) have bought the world’s most expensive car almost seven times over - a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO made for race driver Stirling Moss that sold privately in June for the equivalent of R290-million.

"It’s a really nice car, very new and shiny," the Mail reported a local as saying, "but not what you expect a multi-millionaire to own."


According to the London Sunday Times 'Rich List' their win puts them in the same playpen as Jamie and Jools Oliver (R2.023-billion) and singing stars Sir Tom Jones (R1.89-billion) and Eric Clapton (a paltry R1.75-billion).

Adrian Bayford is, meanwhile, back at his little shop in Haverhill, but his wife Gilllian is quitting hers in Ward D2 at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge... to spend more time with her family.


So, if YOU won R2-billion, which car would you buy? Tell us in the Readers' Comments section below, or expand on your desires with an email to feedback@wheels24.co.za

  • trevorlbennett - 2012-10-02 12:01

    Lets just say he is not a Car fanatic :-)

  • jacques.conradie.56 - 2012-10-02 14:39

    A Lumina SS UTE and lots and lots of bikes.

  • annanias.nakale.5 - 2012-10-02 15:24

    R 2 billion will buy a Porsche Panamera Turbo S and a Cayenne Turbo s.

  • annanias.nakale.5 - 2012-10-02 15:25

    i will buy a Porsche Panamera Turbo S and A Cayenne Turbo S. will still have plenty of change

  • caleb.bennett.733 - 2012-10-02 16:06

    Shooo, can you really be that tight??? Sorry, nothing admirable about holding on to cash that you cannot take 6 feet under.

  • bhudi.jemba - 2012-10-02 17:22

    This wud be my initial list.... Nissan gtr Bmw m3 Renault Megane RS Range rover Evoque Porche panamera Merc cls Koenengsegg agera r Aspid gt 21 Ferrari ff Porche 911 carrera s Aston martin vanquish Ferrari f12 Pagani 10m Ferrari 599 Aperta (spider) Ferrari 458 Porche Boxter BAC mono Brabus E Class coupe Mclaren SLR

      khomisani.abahsam - 2012-10-03 10:30

      hahahahahahahahaha. Bhudi, that's a car dealership right there. So let's see if you can make that a reality.

  • grant.lottering.5 - 2012-10-02 18:18

    Nice see individuals holding on to their self worth and perception of being. Money maketh not a man. Merely eases life. Hats off and GREAT respect. Show the world the error of their folly. My hat off to you sir. I applaude you!!!

  • mogo.naut - 2012-10-02 18:52

    Geez :O I wonder how many people died from a heart attack after reading the first sentence :O

  • mogo.naut - 2012-10-02 19:03

    If I could I'd buy out this incompetent government, Replace them with hard working selfless people. With the change, I'd love to get myself a classic 1:8 scale model car, with gold plated, personalized number plates..

  • ceba.mlandu - 2012-10-02 23:12

    2bn? I.d spend 100m on cars. From Lambo Aventador to Kia Rio

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