£ 300,000 on a scratch card after foreclosure
A COUPLE “broke down in tears” when they discovered they had won £ 300,000 on a scratch card after shielding for almost two years.
Louisa Tomlinson described the victory as “a dream come true” after she and her husband Greg had endured a “really tough year” while recovering from a stroke and treatment to repair a hole in her heart.
The duo, who have five children and have been married for 22 years, are now planning to achieve a lifelong dream by buying their own home.
Louisa, 57, said: “I had just started a new job when I had a stroke and when I was treating it, the doctors discovered that I also had a hole in my heart.
“I have not worked since, and Greg, a trained electrician, had to take a part-time delivery job, so he was around to look after me when I recovered.
“I have always dreamed of owning our own home, and to be honest, over the last 18 months I have not thought of anything else and searched Rightmove for the perfect little cottage.
“I knew we could never afford it, but the daydream kept me entertained while I screened … this is truly a dream come true.”