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Mother-daughter date to Disneyland thanks to £100Thousand win

One little girl’s Disney princess dreams are set to come true after her mum revealed a £100,000 top prize on a National Lottery Scratchcard. Tanya Smith, 30, can’t believe that a £1 spur of the moment decision now means that she can book a once in a lifetime trip to Disneyland Paris for herself and her five-year-old daughter.

£100Thousand bosom buddy

Tanya tucked the winning ticket in her bra for safe keeping after revealing the top prize while shopping with her friends in Tesco.

“We’d all popped into Tesco to do some shopping and decided to treat ourselves to some scratchcards. My friend had a £100,000 Red scratchcard so I decided to do the same, and while she didn’t have a win, I discovered the symbol for £100,000! It was crazy. I just stood there saying ‘I’ve won big, I’ve really got a big one’ and when my four friends all took a look we were just screaming and jumping about with the excitement!

“I didn’t have my bag with me and my friends wouldn’t let me leave it in my pocket so I ended up standing in the supermarket with a £100,000 winning scratchcard stuffed in my bra!”

Disneyland dream come true

The Portsmouth Football Club employee plans to keep a level head but to take her daughter on a trip fit for a princess.

“My first priority is to invest a large chunk of the money for the future but there will be treats along the way, and top of that list is my daughter’s dream trip to Disneyland Paris.

“She’s always dreamt of being a Disney princess but before this I knew that a trip to Disneyland was beyond our grasp, now it seems dreams really can come true. I’ve already told my daughter we will be going, just as soon as we have our passports sorted out.”

Dream to drive

While Disneyland is her little girl’s dream, Tanya has her sights set on the road ahead.

“I’m going to replace my daughter’s bed and our sofa, and the only other thing is for me to start taking driving lessons. I haven’t been able to afford to do this before but now I can, and even buy a little car when I do pass.

“This is just beyond my wildest dreams. It’s not every day you win £100,000 and I’ll be savouring the experience for a long time to come.”

14th February 2018

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