National Lottery winner shares how £300k scratch card jackpot changed her life

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When Bianca Murton spent £5 on a National Lottery scratch card just over a year ago, little did she know that it would change her life forever.

The 32-year-old mum-of-one from Wolverhampton bought the ticket on a whim.

But now, after winning £300,000, Bianca, nicknamed Bee, has set up her own textiles business, started her driving lessons and planned a major house renovation, all while still working as a community carer.

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And she’s also bought a static caravan.

She said: “I won a fiver on the first card, so I was pretty pleased.

“I was just about to walk through the front door, having scratched the second one, when it all went a bit crazy!

“I couldn’t believe what I was staring at and started to shake.

“After many checks and double-checks, I just started to cry.

“I called The National Lottery hotline to make my claim and that night I didn’t sleep a lot – you could say I was buzzing – my mind was racing, thinking about what I could do with the money.

“Afterwards I just couldn’t stop thinking about what had happened.

“The most important things are paying off the mortgage, clearing our debts, treating the family and, for me personally, studying.

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“It gives me so much security just to think that when I pay off my mortgage it will be the safe and secure home for my family forever.

“I’ll certainly also feel a lot calmer having no more debt to worry about.”

Bee has spent the last three years working as a community carer – and her winnings haven't made her give up, either.

Having worked through the Covid pandemic she has seen, first-hand, how people have been affected.

She explained: “It is such a fulfilling job, even more so in the pandemic.

“To see the smiles on peoples’ faces when you visit them is very rewarding – it feels great to be doing a job that helps people."

Bee bought her life-changing Lucky Numbers Scratchcard back in April 2021.

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