Scratchcard Player Wins a VW Golf
Updated: Tuesday 12th April 2016
A scratchcard player who purchased a Cars and Cash scratchcard from the store that she works at has won the top prize of a Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion and £1,000 in cash. Laura Matthews, who is 20 years old and has worked at the store (which also happens to be owned by her family) since she left school, sometimes buys herself lottery scratchcards when supplies in the cabinets are running low, and that habit certainly paid off in style when she picked the Cars and Cash scratchcard. Now Laura has a very impressive new set of wheels in which to drive around on her days off!
“It’s normally my job to refill the Lottery displays with the new scratchcards and I occasionally buy the last one or two in the cabinet,” Laura explained. “It doesn’t matter what the scratchcard is, this time it just so happened to be the Cars and Cash game.”
Laura then went on to describe the actual moment when she discovered that her fairly routine scratchcard purchase was anything but routine. “I wasn’t even concentrating as it was nearly time to leave,” she said. “I scratched it and thought ‘this is odd’. I checked it with the Lottery terminal and it said to contact Camelot. I gave it to my brother Ben who manages the shop as I had an appointment at the nail salon and needed to gather together my things. When I got back down to the shop floor, Ben was already on the phone claiming the prize.”
There can’t be that many lottery players who would keep an appointment with a nail salon after scratching a jackpot winning scratchcard, but at least Laura was able to leave her scratchcard in safe hands whilst she went about her business. Once the jackpot win was confirmed, the claim was processed and Laura was presented with her new car three weeks later.
We congratulate Laura on her lottery scratchcard win and we hope that she enjoys driving around in her new VW Golf BlueMotion. And for anyone else who would like the chance to win a jackpot in a matter of moments, why not visit the Lottery Casino this weekend? A four day Slots Bonanza that starts on Friday 15 October and ends on Monday 18 October gives you an opportunity to grab up to £50 free – visit the Lottery Casino now to find out how and good luck!Published: Thursday 14th October 2010
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