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Pensioner Lands £100,000 After Five Years of Trying

Last Updated: Friday 18th December 2015, 10:30 am

Any Lotto fan hoping to break the run of nine rollovers in this Saturday’s draw can take inspiration from an 85-year-old man from Gloucestershire who has been playing the same type of scratchcard for five years and recently scooped the top prize of £100,000. Persistence was the key for the pensioner who regularly visited McColls on High Street in Stroud on a Monday to buy his £1 ticket.

Shop assistant Debbie Mansley reported that the man was “cool as a cucumber” when he returned to the store to inform them of his good fortune. She rang the National Lottery claims line on behalf of the winner, whose identity is unknown, and he is now awaiting a six-figure cheque through the post. The man says he will use some of his prize to ensure his family will experience a very happy Christmas.

There are a host of National Lottery Scratchcards on the market and you can find the full list, along with the details of how many top prizes remain in circulation at the Scratchcard Prizes page. You can also play a number of instant win games for real money on this site at the Scratchcards section, where you will also find a Free Play option, just for fun!

To get your hands on Saturday’s monster £32.6 million Lotto jackpot, you will need to buy Lotto tickets. They are on sale now and will remain so until 7:30pm on Saturday, so either buy them online or from authorised retailers in plenty of time and maybe your Christmas will go with a bang too!

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