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Lucky bricklayer wins twice in one month on scratchcards

Paul Harrington, a bricklayer from Wolverhampton, bought his first winning Cashword VIP Black Scratchcard on his way to a doctor’s appointment. Sitting in the waiting room he revealed his first win – £1,000. Unsurprisingly, Paul says he “suddenly felt a lot better”.

Later the same month Paul was picking up his morning paper on the way to work when he decided to buy another scratchcard – the same one that had proved so lucky earlier in the month. While driving to a site in Coventry, he pulled over to get some fuel and scratch his card, only to find he’d won yet again.

At first he thought he’d won another £1,000, but checking the card later he realised the scratchcard was actually worth £300,000. He told his boss the amazing news, then hastily called The National Lottery hotline to claim his prize.

Paul said, “After the call to The National Lottery, I went home early. With the scratchcard in the safe, my girlfriend Julie and I decided to take a trip to our caravan in Abergele, North Wales. It was a bit strange driving up and staying there, like we had done so many times before, but this time knowing you’ve just won £300,000, but I can definitely recommend it.”

With Christmas fast-approaching, Paul and his girlfriend Julie are now planning a shopping trip to New York and there are some property investment plans afoot.

7th October 2019

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