West Brom fans big scratchcard win
A West Brom supporting couple from Smethwick have found a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow after winning the top £250,000 prize on a National Lottery Rainbow Scratchcard.
Paul and Deborah Bagnall from Smethwick have blown away those January blues with the technicolour top prize during a special week of celebration. The couple have just celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary.
Paul who works as a Machine Tool Operator at Hawes Elliott, the watering can manufacturer, explains how he and Deborah found out the good news: "It was Saturday 25th January and Deborah and I were out shopping. I left her in the supermarket so I could get the EuroMillions tickets at the newsagents for my works syndicate and also a Scratchcard for myself. I sat in the car because it was raining, waiting for Deborah to finish, scratched away and couldn't believe my eyes."
Paul then found Deborah who was still shopping in the supermarket. Deborah, a housewife, then explains how Paul slowly revealed the ticket. She said: "He came over to me and said that we would never need to worry again and showed me the Scratchcard but covered most of it up with his hand. It only showed £100 but then he slowly uncovered the rest of the card £250 and then the £250,000 and said 'do you see what I see?' There wasn't any screaming, we immediately went to the checkout with only half what we wanted, paid and went straight home, totally in shock, before phoning The National Lottery to see if we had really won."
Paul kept the winning Scratchcard in his safe and then told close family the amazing news.
Paul, a Baggies fan and Deborah are planning to spend the money on buying a new car, a holiday and help members of close family. The winning National Lottery Rainbow Scratchcard was bought at DSM News on Bearwood Road in Smethwick.
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