A woman from Cumbria who has always dreamed of owning her own home is now planning on making her dream a reality thanks to a UK National Lottery Purple scratchcard.
Carol Cartmell, 41, bought the purple winner on Tuesday from the Spar convenience store in Whitehaven and had to do a 'double take' when her scratching revealed a succession of "£100,000" symbols.
"I was sitting in the car outside the shop scratching the card, never imagining that it would be a winner," Cartmell said. "I then saw the £100,000 symbol; it then appeared again and then again for a third time."
Cartmell now intends to buy her own home and to 'treat' her partner, Mark, and their three children.
"Owning a home is just something which I never believed would ever happen to me. It was just so far off my radar—it was impossibility, a dream," Cartmell said. "The win on the scratchcard has made this a reality."