Bingo worker wins �1m on scratchcard

Bingo hall worker Audrey White has a million reasons to celebrate today - after winning a scratchcard jackpot.

FELIXSTOWE: Bingo hall worker Audrey White has a million reasons to celebrate today - after winning a scratchcard jackpot.

Becoming a millionaire overnight has completely transformed her life, which three years ago was a nightmare as she suffered from cancer and faced losing her home in Felixstowe, in a court battle with a bank.

“It really hasn't sunk in - it's just unbelievable,” said Mrs White, 58, who works at the Palace bingo and cinema complex in Crescent Road, Felixstowe.

“People keep saying I didn't know you could win a million pounds on a scratchcard, but everyone seems to be so happy for me.


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“It hasn't really sunk in yet though. It's so unreal.

“The first thing I am going to do is to pay off my mortgage and do a few home improvements such as a conservatory.

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“I don't drive so I won't need a flash car and I am not one for exotic holidays.

“I am not going to change anything immediately and plan to carry on working - but it's amazing to think I have that security and will never have to worry about money again.”

Mrs White bought the �5 scratchcard from Tesco, Hamilton Road.

“When I scratched off the panels and it said �1 million, I just sat and stared at it for 20 minutes,” she said.

Back in 2006, she faced having her home repossessed over a row with the NatWest Bank over an old overdraft.

Even though she had paid �20,000 in interest for a �5,000 overdraft, the bank was still insisting she pay another �18,000 or forfeit her home and there were lengthy negotiations before the matter was settled.

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