Clive scores a ‘bullseye’ with £300k Scratchcard prize
A keen darts player from Cornwall hit the bullseye when he revealed a £300,000 top prize win on a National Lottery Scratchcard.
Full-time carer Clive Bray, 58, who lives in St Austell, is very clear on plans for the win. Top of the list is to buy his first home and secondly, take a trip to London for the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.
Clive said, “Knowing that I can finally own a small slice of Cornwall means the world to me. It’s something I could only have dreamt of previously having given up my printing career to care for my beloved partner of 38 years who is sadly unwell.”
Clive has played darts at county level and in numerous exhibition matches against some of the world’s best. He comes from a long line of keen darts players, so being able to attend the World Championships is another dream come true.
His winning adventure started on a quick trip to the local supermarket. After cashing in a previous £15 win he treated himself to a few National Lottery Scratchcards.
Clive said, “I played the Scratchcards while I was in the shop. The first one was a £6 win, then another £6 win and just as I was thinking, ‘hat tricks don’t happen’, I revealed the £300Thousand win. I showed it to the person behind the till, saying ‘this can’t be right’ whereupon she whooped and cheered on my behalf which pretty much confirmed it was!”
Clive put the winning Scratchcard safely in his wallet and headed for home. On the way he visited a local supermarket to double-check his Scratchcard on their terminal.
He said, “Deep down I knew it was a winning Scratchcard, but I needed to be doubly sure before going home to share my amazing news.”
Clive has always hoped he would win. Having already won £5,250 on Lotto – which enabled him to attend a friend's wedding in Las Vegas – he knew it was possible.
He said, “When I called The National Lottery to make the claim I was very calm. And to be honest that’s how I have been throughout, except perhaps for the night I shouted a round of drinks for my mates to celebrate then they all insisted on buying me one back. That wasn’t quite as calm!
“This is my second big win. Who knows, maybe I can make a hat trick of big wins and there’s one more to come! But if not, I am more than happy with my lot.”
20th July 2023
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