Isle of Wight Player Scoops Big Scratchcard Win

A lucky islander from Shanklin on the Isle of Wight is celebrating this month after purchasing a National Lottery scratchcard worth £250,000. The winner who has chosen to remain anonymous, bought the £2 ticket at Shanklin News on Regent Street in the town earlier this month. When they scratched the card it revealed a winning combination, bagging the player a quarter of a million pound!

Raj Patel, the owner of the shop said in a statement how lucky the shop is, it’s just four years since another customer has a big win and now the shop is celebrating its second life-changing winner. This week Camelot paid a visit to Shanklin News to deliver balloons, banners, and bunting to display so they can celebrate selling this winning scratchcard.

Shanklin is only a small town on the Isle of Wight and so rumours are rife on who might have bought the winning card. However, the island has had a boost and is reporting higher than usual scratchcard sales since the win was made public.

Camelot has been reporting lower than usual ticket sales on the numbers draws in recent months with the Lotto and EuroMillions taking a hit. However, instant win and scratchcard sales are increasing and with winners like this one its little wonder that people are choosing instant gratification over the high odds numbers draws.

We’d like to say congratulations to this lucky winner, who has made the Isle of Wight the luckiest place to be this week with this fantastic, life changing scratchcard win. £250,000 might not be quite as much as a jackpot win, but it’s a life-changing sum and we’re sure the winner will enjoy thinking up ways to spend their new found fortune.

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