Shopkeeper sells herself a £100,000 winning lottery scratchcard

A lucky shopkeeper has won £100,000 after buying a National Lottery scratchcard in her own shop.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 10:49 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 1:22 pm

Christine Cole, from Leigh Park, bought her winning 10X Cash ticket in the shop she owns, Super Shop newsagents in Emsworth.

The 57-year-old is still taken aback by winning the huge prize.

Christine said: ‘I’ve never had money like this in my life, I don’t know what i’m going to even spend it on yet.’

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Posing for pictures with her husband Peter she said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted, I’m over the moon.’

Christine had to be investigated by lottery officials before being awarded her jackpot to make sure she purchased the scratchcard.

She said: ‘I still can’t believe that we’ve won all this money, I’m still in shock.

‘We haven’t really thought about what we’re going to buy or what we’re going to spend the money on just yet, but we were planning on going on holiday so it means we can afford a more luxury trip away now.

‘I didn’t think it would ever happen to me, it hasn’t really sunk in yet but I’m over the moon.

‘When I found out that I had a winning ticket I was speechless, I immediately called my husband and said I think I’ve just won £100,000.’

Peter Cole, 57, said: ‘When Christine called me I thought she was winding me up, but it was nice news to receive, a great surprise.

‘I’m delighted, I think the whole town knows about it as well now.’