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Christmas Scratchcard Win

Christmas Scratchcard Win
Updated: Friday 17th July 2015

A £100,000 Christmas Scratchcard win made Christmas 2007 something extra special for a Basingstoke couple. Councillor Elizabeth Lovelock and her husband Robert won the top prize in the festive scratchcard game, but because they had made previous plans to go Christmas shopping in Berlin, they couldn’t claim that prize until they returned from the trip. To keep the scratchcard safe in the meantime, they decided to take it to Berlin with them!

Whilst they were enjoying their trip, the couple started planning how to spend the money most usefully.  “The win is absolutely life-changing,” Elizabeth said. “We’re going to pay off the mortgage – which is a dream come true – and I can have the kitchen I’ve always wanted. It also means we can pay for our daughter, her husband and our grandson to fly over from Dubai and spend some quality time with us and our son, Ben, this Christmas. It’s the best Christmas present I could have hoped for.”

The £100,000 Christmas Scratchcard is one of five festive scratch cards available from the National Lottery this year. Prices start from £1 and the top prize in each game reflects the cost of participating. As well as entertaining games in their own right, the National Lottery point out that these scratch cards also make handy Christmas gifts. As they say, “What other gift costs as little as £1, but has the potential to offer a life-enhancing cash surprise?”

Robert purchased his winning ticket from his local Somerfield store with money that he had won in the Thunderball draw on Saturday 8 December. He gave a couple of tickets to his wife and told that if she scratched the card and revealed a Santa symbol, they would win £12.

“I had two £100,000s on the first line and then scratched off the very important third £100,000 – I couldn’t believe it!” Elizabeth said.

Published: Thursday 20th December 2007

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