Les Scadding

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Les Scadding
Born 1955 or 1956 (age 61–63)
Bristol, England
Residence Newport, Wales & Barbados
Nationality English
Years active 2012–2015
Known for Former owner of Newport County A.F.C.
Television The Welsh Millionaires Club
Spouse(s) Rose-Marie (????-????)
Samantha Peachey (????-2013)
Children 3+

Les Scadding is an English former mechanic who acquired media attention as the winner of £45,500,000 on the EuroMillions lottery in 2009. Following his win, he invested a portion of the money in becoming the major shareholder of Newport County A.F.C., and acted as the club's owner between 2012 and 2015.

Biography[edit]

Born in Bristol, Scadding and his first wife Rose-Marie had three children. At the time of his lottery win, Scadding had for some time been resident in Newport, Wales, where he lived with his second wife and co-lottery winner, Samantha Peachey-Scadding.[1] Scadding had been unemployed for a year before buying the winning ticket, and had overcome testicular cancer five years earlier.[2]

In June 2009, Scadding and his wife won £45.5 million through the lottery EuroMillions. At that time aged 53, his wife 38, Scadding gave each of his three children from his first marriage an undisclosed seven-figure sum, but did not share any with their mother.[3][4][5]

Television[edit]

In August 2014, Scadding presented a four-part TV series for ITV featuring Welsh lottery winners, titled "The Welsh Millionaires Club".[6]

Newport County[edit]

In August 2012, Scadding succeeded Chris Blight as the chairman of Newport County A.F.C., shortly after accepting an offer to join their board of directors.[7] Just over eight months after he took the position, Newport defeated fellow Welsh club Wrexham in the 2013 Conference Premier play-off Final to gain promotion to the Football League following a 25-year absence.[8]

On 18 June 2015, Scadding resigned his positions as both the chairman and a director at Newport County.[9] It was later reported that Scadding wished to spend more time at his holiday home in Barbados.[10]

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