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Hull care worker scoops a six figure sum on a Scratchcard

A care worker from Hull is on cloud nine after revealing the top prize of £100Thousand on the National Lottery’s Cash Pyramid Scratchcard.

 
Sam Chew, 28, who has worked at a care home for almost two years, said she couldn’t believe that an impromptu trip to the shops for ‘a bottle of pop’ ended up landing her a six-figure cash sum.

"It was Sunday morning and I’d only gone in to my local shop to get some treats and just fancied my chances on a Scratchcard. I only buy them every now and again so you can imagine my surprise when I saw that I’d won a big amount of money."

Strange feeling

Sam raced home where she told her mum Gina, a fellow care worker, about the events in the store. Together, the pair called Camelot who confirmed she had in fact won a massive £100,000.

“It was such a strange feeling. We both just couldn’t believe it – we’ve never been particularly lucky so it feels like someone is definitely looking after us.”

“It was all a blur after that moment. I just handed the Scratchcard back to the cashier and he confirmed that I had won a large amount of money and he couldn’t pay out. I thought I might be getting a couple of hundred pounds and I could feel the colour draining from my face.”

#1 Fan

Top of Sam’s shopping list is tickets to see her beloved Manchester United in action and potentially even a season ticket at Old Trafford. She also plans to ‘go wild’ in the gift shop at Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden when she visits later in the year.

The avid Potter fan, who currently lives at home with her mum, hasn’t decided about moving into a place of her own or holidays abroad as yet.

“This has all happened so fast so I’m still deciding what to do with my money. But it’s just fantastic to have all these choices available to me – something I’ve never had.”

15th March 2019

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