Scratch Cards

An Inverness couple are celebrating after scooping a massive £100,000 jackpot on a National Lottery Scratch Card this week. In a recent press photograph, the couple are pictured pouring a couple of glasses of champagne with huge smiles on their faces.

On Saturday 6th April 2013, Lorraine Woolley, who works as a contract catering general manager, was visiting Asda to buy herself a lottery ticket for the Saturday draw. It was once she was already in the shop that she decided she would treat herself to a £2 scratch card.

The Inverness lady describes how she felt after she realised she’d won. She was apparently shaking like a leaf in the car when she became aware of her instant fortune. Her heart was racing and she not able to take it all in. Her shock was obviously evident to her granddaughter, who was travelling in the car with her at the time and asked her if she had won “any pennies”.

She was still in the car park when she made the realisation and decided to go back into the store to check that she had not made a mistake. Lorraine told how she was racing with adrenaline at this point. The Asda cashier took the scratch card, looked at it before looking back at her, and she knew she had won. This is a sort of excitement you cannot get from playing online scratch cards.

Woolley quickly phoned her husband Ian, 52, and her children, Robert, 31 and Michael, 29 to share the good news. However, she was unable to get through to them. The woman needed to share her good news with someone, so she confided in her friend and a neighbour. With the help of her friends, she managed to track down her husband who was away on a fishing trip.

Lorraine explained how she won at 3pm, but she couldn’t get hold of her husband until 5pm. This was quite a lot for her to bear, so she decided to get out the vodka to calm her nerves. When her husband first became aware of the good news, he initially thought it was a joke.

The couple have been married 32 years and play Lotto, EuroMillions and scratch cards. Last year, Lorraine also won £700 playing the National Lottery Triple Lucky 7s Scratch Card.

Lorraine plans on buying new cars for her and Ian, as well as going all out on a trip to Disney World, Florida.

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Charles Swan is the greatest Irish-based jump jockey ever to be denied a victory in the Grand National. He was Ireland’s champion jump jockey nine times and was the first in Ireland to ride 150 winners in a season, and the first to reach 1,000 winners. Yet eight attempts at the National, and his best placing was fifth place on Lastofthebrownies in 1990, which was his debut in the race.

Born on January 20th 1968, Charlie cried the first time he watched the Grand National on the television – he was just seven years old and he was watching his father Captain Donald Swan crash out at the fourth after leading from the start, on his own horse Zimulator, a 100/1 outsider. His father had him riding a pony at the age of four, and had him helping to break in horses by the age of eight – he rode his first winner Final Assault at Naas in March 1983, at the age of fifteen, after which followed a four year apprenticeship with trainer Kevin Prendergast, where he rode 57 winners on the Flat and shared a flat in Kildare with Kieren Fallon.