36-year-old plumber – Sean Irwin – has just become the latest jackpot winner to go public, after winning on the scratchcard – Ruby Doubler.
Sean purchased the National Lottery scratchcard after stopping off at a local shop to buy himself and a workmate a bottle of water. With exactly £3 of spare change, he decided to purchase the £3 scratchcard.
He told the National Lottery,
“I jumped in the car ready to head back to the site with the drinks but before I started the car, I paused to play the Scratchcard. I had only played half of it when I saw that I had matched 2 number 22s and revealed the prize symbol for £300K. I thought I was seeing things, and checked, then triple-checked, I even read the rules on the back of the Scratchcard!”
After driving back to work and getting his boss to help confirm the win, he range the National Lottery to confirm the win.
“It was a classic moment. There’s me and the boss sitting in my little Ford Focus calling The National Lottery to confirm I’d won £300,000. After all the checks the lady at The National Lottery started singing ‘Congratulations’ and we both started to cheer. It was flipping brilliant!”
Sean plans to spend the money on a “lovely headstone” for his father’s grave, and take a trip to South America when next possible!
You can see more in the below YouTube video produced by National Lottery.