UK’s Youngest Lottery Winner’s Boyfriend Killed in Suspected Gang Hit

Posted on: January 3, 2024, 07:28h. 

Last updated on: January 17, 2024, 12:25h.

A reputed Scottish gangster shot dead outside an Edinburgh pub on New Year’s Eve was the on-and-off boyfriend of the UK’s youngest lottery winner, according to various local media sources.

Jane Park, Marc Webley, lottery, Janeparkx
Marc Webley (left) posing with Britain’s youngest lottery winner, Jane Park, in an image that appeared on her Instagram page in October 2023. (Image: Instagram/janeparkx)

Marc Webley, 38, was shot dead outside the Anchor Inn in the Granton area of the city, where he was celebrating the New Year with friends.

Police said in a statement they responded to reports of gunfire at about 11:50 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. A man was later declared dead at the scene, while another man, 39, was in a “serious but stable condition.”

A red Hyundai Tucson pulled up beside the men on West Granton Road and carried out the “isolated targeted attack,” according to the police statement.

Regretful Millionaire

In 2013, Jane Park, now 27, won £1 million ($1.27 million) on the Euro Millions Lottery when she was just 17. At the time, she was working as a temporary office assistant for £8 ($10) an hour.

In 2017, Park threatened to sue then-UK Lottery operator Camelot for negligence. She claimed that if the legal age for playing the lottery was 18 and not 16, she would have been spared the ordeal of winning a million.

I thought it would make [life] 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse,” she explained at the time. “People look at me and think, ‘I wish I had her lifestyle. I wish I had her money.’ But they don’t realize the extent of my stress. I have material things, but apart from that, my life is empty. What is my purpose in life?” she questioned.

In recent years, Park has found her purpose as an Instagram “influencer” with 213.9K followers and an OnlyFans page.

Tabloid Couple

Park and Granton were revealed to be an item by The Scottish Sun in October 2023. But the tabloid reported last month they appeared to have split up.

I can’t believe I’m writing this,” Park wrote on her Instagram story on New Year’s Day. “We spoke yesterday. If I could cuddle you again and tell you everything is going to be OK, I would give anything to do it, Marc. The months we spent together, you taught me some valuable things in life, and I’ll never ever forget you. I am absolutely devastated. The best bed for you is up there, My Handsome.”

Webley had a history of involvement in gang violence, according to the BBC. In 2005, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison for the attempted murder of a rival gang member in what was described as a failed hit. He was 19 at the time.

Shortly before his death, Webley posted two videos on social media in which he appeared to goad his enemies into attacking him, telling them he would be at the Anchor Inn and to “come and get it.”