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Shropshire Couple Scoop £1 Million Scratchcard Prize

Last Updated: Friday 29th August 2014, 12:47 pm

lottoA lucky couple from Shropshire are celebrating this week after scratching their way to a £1 million win. The couple, who got engaged last month, stepped forward earlier this week to claim their life-changing prize and were named as Jackie Murphy and John Potter.

Care worker Jackie, 61, decided to buy a Millionaire 777s scratchcard last Saturday and scratched off the winning combination to reveal the massive win soon after leaving the store. Jackie returned to the store immediately and asked the shop assistant to scan the ticket to check that she had actually won the £1 million prize. Jackie then phoned her soon-to-be husband, who is a self-employed roof tiler, to share the good news.

Prior to the win, the couple had already planned their wedding day but other than treating their guests to a free bar, they don’t wish to change their wedding plans. They are going to tie the knot at the Wellington Registry Office and then use the reception to celebrate both their marriage and scratchcard win.

The couple aren’t planning on moving house as they have a number of animals including a miniature Shetland pony, dogs and chickens but John plans to use some of their prize money to buy a new car.

National-Lottery.com would like to congratulate Jackie and John on their win and wish them a long and happy future together!

 

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