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Here’s a story regarding a couple that won a top prize on National Lottery’s Instant Win games online.

Linda and Stewart Priston – both key workers – have had a busy 2021 working in the healthcare and transport industries respectively.

After a day of household chores, Linda logged into her online National Lottery account and picked a game. She decided to play the £3 Luxury Lines Instant Win Game. At the time of the win, she was on her own, and told the National Lottery:

“Stewart was on a night shift so home alone for another evening I decided to entertain myself with a little play on an online Instant Win Game. When the £300KThousand prize appeared on my screen, quickly followed by the claim telephone number I was sure there must be a mistake so I put my iPad down, walked away and made myself a cup of tea instead!”

After being convinced that there was a mistake, Linda logged back in to double check, and called National Lottery.

“It turns out it was right, they confirmed I had just won £300,000. At that point I took a photo of the screen with the win amount and sent this to Stewart, and then I poured myself a glass of wine! I rang Stewart as well but I don’t think he really believed me until he came home at 1am and could see it on the screen for himself.

“We kept it our secret for 3 days and didn’t tell another soul – except our 2 sons! – until we went to our local, The Three Hats, on Saturday for a drink and shared the news with the landlady and a few of our closest friends. It was a lovely moment, everyone was over the moon and said how delighted they were to see a local couple win, especially a couple that work as hard as we do!”

See more about the story of Linda and Stewart in the video below!