Colyton woman’s £300,000 lotto win
PUBLISHED: 10:09 25 June 2013 | UPDATED: 10:09 25 June 2013
Mum says she plans to buy a car and treat her son to a laptop computer
A Colyton mum is celebrating winning £300,000 on a National Lottery scratchcard.
Carrie-Anne Targett, 37, bought the Super 7s scratchcard – using a £3 win from a previous scratchcard – at her local Premier Stores on Friday, June 7.
A worker at the CeramTec UK factory in Colyton since leaving school, she and mum Pat Marks have been regularly buying a scratchcard after their weekly shop at Tesco every Thursday for the last three years.
Carrie-Anne, who is mum to Joshua, 11, said: “I had won £3 on the scratchcard I bought at Tesco on Thursday and went to our local shop to buy another one with it. I went to my mum’s and we were talking away on the sofa before I even scratched the card and realised I just needed a number 12 to win. I was just in total shock when it showed up. I didn’t know what to do with myself.
“I called my brother, Simon and went to him and his girlfriend Stacey’s house, where I made the call to Camelot, who confirmed my win. I kept the card in a framed baby photo of Joshua, to keep it safe, until I could make the claim.”
Carrie-Anne says she plans to use some of the money to buy a car.
“I’m just looking for a run-around for me and Joshua,” she said.
“It will be really nice to be able to treat him a bit. I have never had any spare money and he’ll ask for different things and I have to say, ‘You know I can’t afford it.’ He’s keen to buy a 3DS and a laptop and anything to do with dinosaurs and Skylanders that he can get his hands on.”
Carrie-Anne plans to continue at work and added: “I’m sure my life won’t change too much. It will just be nice to be able to live more comfortably. Just last month, I was overdrawn, and my brother, who has been brilliant, helped me out.”
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