LONDON — There’s been a lot of excitement around large lottery jackpots recently, and Jonny Smith clearly wanted to get in on the action.
After winning £250,00 fair and square on a scratchcard — but suffering a couple of minor accidents involving small fires and ink spillages — Smith shared his unusual story on the National Lottery’s Facebook page.
Here’s Smith’s post in full.
Hi National Lottery! I bought this scratchcard recently and as you can clearly see i have revealed 3 £250,000 figures in the end column meaning i should be able to start shopping at Waitrose in the near future.
Unfortunately both bar codes on the reverse side have been removed by a small fire. This completely accidental inferno has also damaged the game number on the front side.
I may also add that due to my clumsyness, in a completely seperate incident i have also spilt pen ink on the other identifying number in the game column frown emoticon
Just my bloody luck eh!?
Just to conclude, if you dont mind sending me a direct message to confirm that this is a winner i would be more than happy to pass on my postal address so you can send me my winners cheque.
Yours in honesty and trust,
The National Lottery wasn’t about to be duped, though. After a close forensic inspection of Smith’s ticket, they spotted a couple of indiscretions that sadly meant the scratchcard wasn’t valid.
Luckily, Hayley was on hand to break it to Smith gently.