CHARLES GRAHAM - Millions of reasons for not retiring

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THE media were making a big fuss of Adrian Bayford this week after it emerged that the 41-year-old winner of a £148m euromillions jackpot is still working in his musical instrument store.

For some this will be totally perplexing.

After all, they might justifiably ask, why not just sit by the pool quaffing champers for the rest of your life if you have the chance? Why waste years stuck unnecessarily behind a counter making money you don’t need?

Well aside from the possible guilt he might be suffering at getting so much for so little effort or talent when so many others are struggling during these difficult times, Mr Bayford might be doing it because he wants to keep busy and have a meaningful occupation.

Or, believe it or not, he might just enjoy his job too much to give it up! It’s not that unusual.

And while £148m is a lot of dosh to the vast majority of us, it doesn’t take long to call to mind lots of mega-rich people for whom this is a relatively modest sum(!).

And they would not be contemplating giving up just because they’ve hit that total - in fact it just gives them the incentive to make even more.

I’m not suggesting Mr Bayford wants to top up his income. Only that his continued work shows that money isn’t everything - even when you’ve got loads of it.