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Woman Calls To Claim £1,000 Scratchcard Win - Finds Out She Won £300,000

Jake Massey


Woman Calls To Claim £1,000 Scratchcard Win - Finds Out She Won £300,000

Featured Image Credit: PA

A woman who thought she'd won £1,000 ($1,300) on a scratchcard was given the biggest and best shock of her life when she found out she'd actually won £300,000 (£410,000). You can hear her life-changing phone call with The National Lottery here:


Sandra Devine, from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, was planning to celebrate her husband Martin's birthday at an Italian restaurant in November, but it was fully booked.

Instead, they decided to nip to the shop for a few beers and a couple of scratchies.

Any disappointment about the lack of tiramisu in their lives quickly vanished though when they realised they'd won £1,000 - or so they thought.

The 37-year-old told LADbible: "I was over the moon because I thought I'd won £100 and my husband looked at it and said, 'I think it's £1,000,' but I kept saying 'There's no way it's £1,000'.

"He went up to the Post Office to check but they said to phone the number on the back in case it is £1,000, as they can't pay that out."

But as you can hear on the call, Sandra and Martin were wrong to think they'd won a grand.

Sandra's day just got better and better. Credit: Camelot
Sandra's day just got better and better. Credit: Camelot

The mum-of-three recalled: "When the lady from Camelot [the lottery operator] said, 'Are you sitting down? You've won the jackpot of £300,000,' I just couldn't believe it.

"I couldn't speak while my husband and youngest son were jumping around the living room.

"None of us noticed the two squares we missed until we were told we won the jackpot, and the lady said, 'Can you see you've won it?' and when we looked we noticed we missed a few Cs."

While a grand would have been a lovely boost, scooping £300,000 has changed the family's fortunes 'massively'.

Sandra the scratchy queen. Credit: Camelot
Sandra the scratchy queen. Credit: Camelot

Sandra said: "That night we just didn't know what to do or how to act - we had a late dinner due to what was going on, and then we phoned my mum and brother and my mother-in-law.

"We were in lockdown so couldn't do much that week, but on the Friday we went Christmas shopping.

"We've bought a car, it has changed our lives massively as we can now try and get a bigger house, but we remain the same people we were before."

Topics: UK News, Awesome, Lottery

Jake Massey
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