Second EuroMillions couple split after rows over money

Dave and Angela Dawes, who won £101 million on the EuroMillions two years ago, are said to be living separately

A second couple who won the EuroMillions have split up after rows over how to spend their cash.

Dave and Angela Dawes won a £101 million fortune just two years ago and swapped their flat for a £9 million mansion.

But now relatives say the pair's six-year relationship has ended after arguments over how to spend their winnings.

Former factory worker Dave, 49, is believed to have moved out of the couple's Surrey mansion.

He is thought to be living either in his Chelsea flat or at his mother's house in East Sussex.

The split is the second lottery winners break-up revealed in the last week, after £148 million winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, Suffolk, announced they are divorcing.

Adrian Bayford and wife Gillian won £148.6 million on EuroMillions, their break-up was revealed the last week

Mr Dawes’ sister-in-law Rose Ryan, who is married to his older brother, told the Daily Mail: “Dave has told me that they have split up and are getting a divorce. He has told me he has frozen all the money so she can’t get it.

“He doesn’t want her to spend it all. He didn’t like the way she was getting through it.”

Former taxi driver Mrs Dawes, 46, is the only person listed on the electoral role at the couple's former home.

A family source said: "What I have been told is that they went their separate ways.

"They have definitely broken up. It is to do with the money. They have been rowing about how to spend it.

"Money is the root of all evil - too much money and not enough ways to spend it.

"Some people love money and some people hate it."

Dave and Angela Dawes after winning the EuroMillions jackpot in 2011
The Dawes’ were living in a £70-a-week one-bed flat in Wisbech, Cambs., when their numbers came up.

A neighbour at the couple's former flat said a new family have moved in since the Dawes "disappeared" after the win.

He said: "I haven't seen them or heard from them since they won. I have new neighbours now."

The win made them the 702nd richest couple in the UK and was the fourth biggest in Britain.

They splashed out on luxury London hotel rooms, designer clothes, a Rolls-Royce, holidays to Portugal and season tickets for Chelsea.

Mr Dawes also bought a £3.5 million flat in Chelsea Harbour so he could walk to his team's ground in less than 10 minutes.

They said they were to make 15 to 20 friends and family millionaires, but it is unclear who received the money.

The family source added: "They gave money to Dave's mother, his two sisters and even his friend to set up a burger van but they never gave me anything.

"I am struggling. He can give me money if he wants to. I have not sent a begging letter."

Mrs Dawes' ex-husband John Leeman and her son Stephen were both snubbed.

Two months after the win the couple got married at Gretna Green and celebrated with a £250 bottle of champagne.

But they are believed to have separated over the summer.