Serious Cash Scratchcard
Updated: Monday 20th July 2015
A Serious Cash scratchcard has delivered a top prize of £80,000 to a nurse from Wolstanton in Staffordshire. Sandra Locke, who is 49 and works at a general practitioner’s surgery in Stoke, scratched the card bought by her partner Mike, and screamed with delight when it turned out to be a big winner.
“My partner Mike and I were going to watch Stoke City play and on the way Mike cashed in a previous scratchcard, on which we had won £20,” Sandra explained. “At the same time he bought another scratchcard and once home, after the winning match, I sat down at the kitchen table and scratched away. I couldn’t believe it, I let out a huge scream when I realised I had hit the jackpot.”
When she had recovered from the initial shock of winning, Sandra didn’t hang around to get the win confirmed. “I went across to the newsagents to check the scratchcard,” she said. “The read-out said ‘speak to Camelot’ and in between giggling and shouting we rushed back to call Camelot. It’s going to make such a difference to the whole family.”
Sandra has two adult children: Ben, who is 26, and Samantha, who is 22 and planning to get married later in the year. The win means that Sandra and Mike now have a very useful £80,000 to help pay for Samantha’s wedding and to organise an extra special 50th birthday party for Sandra herself. The couple say that they will also settle the mortgage on their home and visit Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley.
The Serious Cash Scratchcard costs £2 to play and offers a range of prizes all the way up to a top prize of £80,000. The odds of winning any prize are and impressive 1 in 4.68, and as Sandra Locke has discovered, landing the top prize could be as simple as scratching that card at your kitchen table.Published: Monday 5th May 2008
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