A furloughed mum has scooped a whopping £300,000 Lotto win on a scratchcard "delivered" to her by her postman husband.
Part-time youth worker Sandra Devine, 36, from Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland, had been aiming to treat her hubby Martin to a special birthday meal at a local Italian restaurant, Daily Record reports.
But when she was told she couldn't book a table, she sent her postie husband to the local shop to pick up a few treats and asked him to get a couple of "wee scratchys", as the couple call them.
Sandra was sitting at the bottom of the stairs at home when she learned the amazing news of her win, after matching 12 words on the Cashword Bonus Scratchcard.
She says she now can't wait to spend the cash on a new house for her "struggling" family and driving lessons after her bumper scoop on November 7.
The mum-of-three "can't get her head" around the National Lottery Scratchcard win, but said the mega cash boost has come at the "perfect time" for her and her key worker husband, Martin.
Sandra, 36, said: "With three growing kids, age 13, 10 and nine, we are struggling for space in our current home, so one of the first things we want to do is buy a bigger house in the new year.
"It’ll be the first time our 13-year-old daughter will have had her own room, so she is already planning the décor.
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“As a postman, Martin has always driven a van so he wants to buy a new car.
"I was taking driving lessons before lockdown in March so I can’t wait to start these again.
"We’re not quite sure yet what make or model we’ll go for, but we’re excited to go car shopping.”
After matching the 12 words, Sandra initially thought she'd won £100 while Martin was sure it was £1,000.
The pair were left screaming when they learned on their call to Camelot that they had in fact won the whopping £300,000 top prize.
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Sandra added: “To begin with we weren’t sure how much we’d won so Martin popped up to the local post office to check how much they could pay out.
"We then called Camelot who told us the news.
“The agent at Camelot asked me if I was sitting down which I thought was odd for a £100 win.
"I just couldn’t believe it when they told me I had won the top prize. I just kept shouting ‘no!’.
"It really has come at the perfect time.”
Sandra has been on furlough since March, while Martin has been kept busy delivering mail throughout the pandemic.
After what has been a challenging year for the family, both are excited to plan the best Christmas ever for their children.
Their youngest, has already asked for a new iPhone 12.
The couple’s winning Cashword Bonus Scratchcard was bought from the Nisa store on Hazel Street in Johnstone.
There is a 1 in 3.54 overall chance of winning a prize on the Cashword Bonus Scratchcard.
The card costs £3 and prizes range from £3 up to the top prize of £300,000.
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