Monopoly Scratchcard Millionaire
Updated: Friday 8th April 2011
A Monopoly lottery scratchcard player from Leeds will now be able to experience the tycoon lifestyle for real after winning the top prize of £1 million. Joan Nicholson, who is 71 years of age, purchased her Monopoly scratchcard when she was shopping with her husband Malcolm. She didn’t play the scratchcard game immediately, but saved it for when she returned home. Little did she know as they took the bus ride home that she had purchased herself a £1,000,000 lottery win!
“We caught the bus home after shopping but I decided to wait until I got in to see if the scratchcard was a winning one,” Joan explained. “I couldn’t believe it when it revealed that I’d won. I showed the scratchcard to Malcolm to make sure, and he thought it was a winning one but I still didn’t believe it!”
Joan decided that she needed not only the second opinion of her husband but also a third opinion, so she headed for the door…
“I popped down to our local newsagents to make absolutely sure that it was good news and the cashier checked it and said congratulations, you’ve won!” Joan said. “I still can’t quite believe that I’ve been lucky enough to win such a fantastic amount of money and it’s been a wonderful start to the year.”
Joan and Malcolm will celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary in March, and with £1 million at their disposal we think it will definitely be day to remember. The couple have two sons and five grandchildren, and they intend to treat their family as well as themselves.
“We are both still in complete shock at winning such a large amount of money,” Joan said. “Top of the shopping list will be a new house for us. We’ve been in rented accommodation for the last four years, so we’re going to treat ourselves to a new bungalow. We may also get a new car and of course there will be treats for the grandchildren. One of our grandchildren was asking if she could have a laptop last week and this win may mean that she gets her wish.”
Joan concluded: “This fantastic win means that we now have complete financial security and can do anything we want in our retirement years, with the added joy of knowing that our family is provided for.”
We congratulate Joan and Malcolm on their win and hope they enjoy their prize to the full. And for everyone else, why not click here to play scratchcard games online? It just might result in you winning your own jackpot prize!Published: Monday 21st February 2011
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