Carnoustie lottery winner Gillian Bayford is believed to be the mystery buyer who snapped up a hidden Fife Castle.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that the 19th century Chesterhill House, near Newport, had gone for £619,990 – more than three times the asking price.
The dilapidated mansion was put on the market for offers over £200,000 and 15 people came forward to bid for it.
Mrs Bayford has reportedly tried to keep the purchase a secret.
She told the Scottish Sun: “I haven’t bought it.
“This is in the middle of going through the Registers of Scotland and stuff.
“It’s all being dealt with by solicitors. It wasn’t me.”
Speculation around the property had been so high that estate agents Bell Ingram had to carry out bulk viewings, racking up a tally of 156 visits before deciding they could not arrange any more.
Mrs Baydford, who scooped a huge £148million Euromillions jackpot with her ex-husband in 2012, has been donating her winnings to boost local charities.
Earlier this year she paid £80,000 for the last Oor Wullie bucket trail statue, in an auction raising money for the ARCHIE Foundation and also donated a further £64,000 to the charity’s Tayside Children’s Hospital appeal.