When we hear about scratch card winner’s stories its normal to think that will never happen to me – but this latest news story was a complete inspiration! Craig Fielding is a van driver from Swindon who has just scooped a massive £1 million win from a lottery scratch card!
He decided to make a stop at an off licence in Wigan whilst working and randomly decided to purchase a scratch card. Craig who is 44 has bought scratch cards in the past and has won a couple of hundred pounds before – but of course nothing like this! He said reminiscing about the day:
“When I scratched it in the shop, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. It was an amazing moment. I called the assistant over to look and we were both just glued to the spot, stunned. The assistant scanned the card and it just said the prize could not be paid and I needed to call Camelot.”
Too excited to carry on working – he decided to stop his deliveries that day and head home – to be fair – who could blame him! He asked his wife to take a guess as to how much he had won – where initially she started guessing from a few hundred and then reached the £250,000 mark. Craig then asked her to quadruple it! The couple are still so excited about the win they aren’t 100% sure as to what they are going to spend all the cash on although Craig has said that he would like to make himself mortgage free and purchase a new car. In terms of what his partner Andrea wants – Craig stated:
If it was left to Andrea I think she would be spending lots of the money on scatter cushions – she is really house proud and loves all of the finishing touches, particularly scatter cushions”
Maybe not the best investment but if you just won a million – you would definitely want to be a bit frivolous! Thinking long term – Craig has decided to keep working at his current job as has Andrea. He commented that they both love their jobs. Of course £1 million is a lot of money but maybe not enough to live off of forever. Congratulations to the pair and good luck with all that cash!
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