Lottery winner who scooped £2.5m and enjoyed Harrods shopping sprees, holidays by private jet and sent her children to £38,000-a-year private school to forfeit her assets along with two others
- Amanda Nuttall, 45, to forfeit assets with two others as part of the civil case
- Investigation by the NCA found evidence suggesting husband Jonathan Nuttall laundered money
- Nuttall owns the award-winning White Horse hotel in Romsey, Hampshire
A lottery winner who lived the life of luxury following a staggering £2.5million jackpot must forfeit £6million pounds in assets along with two others as part of a civil recovery case.
Following an investigation by the National Crime Agency, Amanda Nuttall, 45, who scooped the money 11 years ago, and two others must now give up 11 properties including the award-winning White Horse hotel in Romsey, Hampshire.
The eight year investigation by the NCA found that evidence pointed strongly towards Mrs Nuttall’s businessman husband, Jonathan Nuttall, laundering money.
Amanda Nuttall, 45, from Hampshire, who scooped a £2.5million jackpot, must forfeit her assets with two others as part of a civil recovery case
He was also accused of placing the considerable amount of wealth under his partner’s name.
The wealth, meant the enviable couple were able to lead the life of Riley and indulge in shopping trips to Harrods and jet across the world on extravagant holidays.
As the large amount of money continued flowing, the couple were able to build a swimming pool at their luxury country home and send their children to the private Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, which has an annual cost of £38,000.
However it is not clear if the money spent for the lavish lifestyle was obtained from laundered money.
Their lavish lifestyle soon feel under scrutiny when they were unable to explain how all the money was being generated or give a consistent account of how the lottery money was being spent.
Following the NCA investigation, a staggering 11 properties including the award-winning White Horse hotel in Hampshire will be handed over as part of the settlement and Mrs Nuttall will now have to pay back £6million-worth of assets along with two of her associates.
Amanda Nuttall will now have to pay back her assets along with two other associates
Andy Lewis, Head of Asset Denial at the NCA, said that Jonathan Nuttall had amassed considerable wealth from suspected unlawful conduct.
He said: ‘He is not himself a party to the claim. That is because he structured his business affairs so that he didn’t hold any of the recoverable property himself, leaving everything in the name of his wife and others.
‘Recovering assets that have been illegally obtained is a priority for the NCA and we are pleased that our commitment to this investigation into Mr Nuttall and his associates has paid off in agreeing this settlement.
‘The defendants were of high standing within their communities with interest in local properties and businesses. Crime most certainly has not paid in this case.’