The Crown Inn, a popular Monifieth pub run by the family of £148 million Euromillions winner Gillian Bayford-Deans, has closed without warning.
Twelve staff at the pub were told at 11am on Monday the pub had closed and was being put up for sale.
Shocked workers were told there is no prospect of the High Street pub reopening until new owners are found.
The Crown is owned by David Tassie but its lease is held by a firm listed at Companies House as The Crown (Monifieth) Ltd.
The company’s four directors include Gillian Bayford-Deans’ parents Brenda and Ian McCulloch and brother Colin McCulloch.
They took over running the pub less than 18 months ago.
Accounts filed in September show between September 15 2017 and March 31 2018 the company made a loss of £26,676.
Colin McCulloch has been approached for comment.
Mr Tassie said: “I was advised by my tenant this morning that he was closing the door immediately.”
He added if the licence holders have been declared bankrupt then he will begin advertising for a new tenant as soon as possible.
Mrs Bayford-Deans won the £148 million Euromillions jackpot with her then husband Adrian in 2012.
The couple divided their fortune in half when they divorced.
Last year she married Brian Deans in August.
Mrs Bayford-Deans was cleared of assaulting ex-partner Gavin Innes when police ruled there was “insufficient evidence” to proceed with a case against her.