Wisbech couple who won £101m on Euromillions reported to have split over arguments over how to spend their winnings

Dave and Angela Dawes, £101 million Euromillions winners

Dave and Angela Dawes, £101 million Euromillions winners - Credit: Archant

A couple from Wisbech who scooped a £101m fortune on the EuroMillions lottery two years ago are reported to have separated.

Dave and Angela Dawes, £101 million Euromillions winners

Dave and Angela Dawes, £101 million Euromillions winners - Credit: Archant

Dave and Angela Dawes have split with he reportedly having moved back to a £3.5m Chelsea penthouse whilst his wife remains at their Surrey mansion.

The home of Euromillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes. Neighbour Geoffrey Wright.

The home of Euromillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes. Neighbour Geoffrey Wright. - Credit: Archant

The home of Euromillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes.

The home of Euromillions winners Dave and Angela Dawes. - Credit: Archant

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Dave and Angela Dawes, £101 million Euromillions winners

Dave and Angela Dawes, £101 million Euromillions winners - Credit: Archant

Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech celebrate their £101 million Euro Lottery win.

Dave and Angela Dawes from Wisbech celebrate their £101 million Euro Lottery win. - Credit: Archant

Mr Dawes, 49, then a shift supervisor for Premier Foods, Wisbech, and Angela, 45, then a volunteer for the British Heart Foundation, won £101,203,600.70 in 2011 and immediately quit their £70 a week Wisbech flat.

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

A family source told journalists: 'What I have been told is that they went their separate ways. They have definitely broken up.

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'It is to do with the money. They have been rowing about how to spend it.

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

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

In the early days after scooping the jackpot the couple were photographed in and around London, sometimes enjoying a drink outside a pub but clearly enjoying their new found wealth.

They also promised to make millionaires of many of their friends and family.

'It's just a load of figures at the end of the day but we intend to make all of our family and friends millionaires,' said Mrs Dawes.

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

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

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

Mr Dawes bought a £3.5million flat in Chelsea Harbour so he could walk to his beloved Chelsea football ground in less than 10 minutes but the dream, in part, has turned source.

The couple are believed to have split over the summer. The family source does not know if or when they will divorce.

It has never been revealed how many of the couple's friends and family members received a cash pay out.

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.'

A neighbour at the couple's former flat in Wisbech 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.'

After their win Mrs Dawes said the couple would also be buying a house in Portugal, where her parents live.

She added: 'My dad doesn't drive but he's already put a request in for a Rolls Royce just to polish it.'

Mr Dawes has two grown-up sons from a previous marriage, while his wife also has one son from a previous marriage.

The winning ticket was bought from WH Smith in the Market Place in Wisbech. The winning numbers were 18, 26, 34, 38 and 42. The Lucky Star numbers were 5 and 8.

The split is the second lottery winners' breakup in the last week after £148million EuroMillions winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford, from Haverhill, announced they are divorcing.