National Lottery winner defrauded his ailing mum just months after scooping £250,000

Barry Perryman, aged 40, has admitted conning his own mother out of tens of thousands of pounds (Image: Plymouth Live/BPM MEDIA)

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A National Lottery winner defrauded his own mother out of tens of thousands of pounds when he abused his role as her carer to transfer funds, a court heard.

Barry Perryman, 41, won £250,000 with his parents, with whom he was in a syndicate, seven years ago.

However, within months of scooping the prize, he was transferring money from her bank account.

Perryman faced Plymouth Crown Court to admit fraud over four years, reports Plymouth Live.

Perryman was in a syndicate with dad Roy and mother Christine Perryman who won the £250,000 on a scratchcard bought from a Londis store in Keyham, Plymouth, in September 2014.

The defendant bought the winning ticket, matching four numbers on a Winning 7s card.

Barry Perryman even had a YouTube account where he has posted live videos for two years of him scratching away numbers on scratchcards before his success.

Barry Perryman was in a syndicate with his mother and father when they won the jackpot
(Image: PA)

The family had a new home and a car at the top of their shopping list but within months the son was conning his own mum out of money.

He pleaded guilty to transferring money from Christine Perryman's account without her permission between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2018.

The amount of money involved was not specified in court but is understood to run into tens of thousands of pounds.

Recorder James Bromige released Perryman on bail on the condition that he speaks with a probation officer for a sentencing report.

He said: "I am adjourning your sentencing until August 11, all options remain open."

Barrister Jason Beal, for Perryman, said that further medical evidence was needed.

Perryman, of Keyham, Plymouth, attended court in a wheelchair with part of a lower leg encased in plaster.

He lived with his Plymouth Citybus driver father Roy, who also served in the Royal Navy, and his mother at the time of the win.

The family had won £1,000 on a scratchcard the previous year as well.

Barry Perryman told his YouTube channel after his big win: “Hi guys, it’s Barry. I’ve been up all night; I can’t sleep; I’ve been shaking with excitement that I bought a Winning 7s scratchcard yesterday and won the jackpot."

He continued: "But yeah, big, big bonus. We’ll be mortgage-free; buy a house which I’ve always wanted; and wow, I just can’t believe it.

"I’m just so succumbed with shock really. I can do a lot with that money and have a lot of fun."

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