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Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:24

Jumping for Joy: the Best Scratchcard Wins

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Scratch cards always have the best “I WON!!!” stories.

Maybe it’s something to do with the nature of the buyers;

they’re always sweet, normal people who have been battling on in life until they buy some online scratchcards or get given a free scratchcard– and then all of a sudden, they WIN!!!

>Mostly, I like the fact that they tend to remain fairly down-to-earth, using the money for the a holiday or the kids, giving a free scratchcard to the parents, buying some online scratchcards for friends... nothing changes, per se, it’s just – easier. And isn’t that what we all want?

What with the sombre mood that still pervades the city, I thought we could all do with a little happiness. Here are my favourites win stories:
- The Nicholsons, a retired Yorkshire couple who have been married for 46 years, are on the lookout for a brand new home after winning  £1 million on scratch cards. Aww, sweet!
- After being pooped on by a little bird, a man bought a scratch card and won £24. The same (?!) little bird pooped on him again a week later, and he won £444. Apparently it IS good luck...
- Police were called when concerned neighbours heard screaming and shouting from the people next door. Turns out they were celebrating their £2 million win!
- A couple who won £1.5 million bought a bottle of wine to celebrate and realised they didn’t have a corkscrew. I think they can probably afford one now...
- Restaurant supervisor and mother of two Sharel Allen bought scratch cards for six years before winning $577,000. She paid off her mortgage, car loan and credit card bills with her winnings and bought her kids a car each before returning to her day job.

And my personal favourite...
- A frustrated RyanAir passenger ate his £8,930 winning ticket (still one of my favourite stories ever!)

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