Woman who won £1million on lottery scratchcard quits job and plans Las Vegas holiday

Sandy Doyle, from Salisbury, is planning a Las Vegas road trip after she popped to her local shop and bought a winning Match A Million National Lottery Scratchcard

She is hoping to spend more time with her dad after the win

A great who won £1million on a National Lottery scratchcard has quit her job and is planning a dream holiday to Las Vegas to celebrate.

Sandy Doyle retired from her warehouse job as soon as her win was confirmed by Camelot, Wiltshire Live reports.

The 58-year-old, from Salisbury, intends to spend more time with her father, who she cares for, after her huge jackpot.

She bought the winning Match A Million National Lottery Scratchcard ticket at a One Stop shop in Salisbury.

Sandy said: “I’ll be helping out my two daughters and my grandkids too, I think the first treat for us all will be a trip to the beach for Easter holidays where we can have fun and take some time to plan the future. “

Sandy’s exciting new future began when she popped to the local shop early on Sunday morning to pick up a copy of the paper and treated herself to two Match A Million National Lottery Scratchcards.

Sandy bought two Match A Million National Lottery Scratchcards at a One Stop shop


Luke MacGregor / Camelot)

One scooped her a £10 win, the other made her a millionaire!

Sandy said: “Once home I popped the kettle on for a cup of coffee and decided to scratch my scratchcards.

“When I revealed the £1million sign on the first Match A Million, I didn’t believe it so I put it to one side, and played the other. I saw I had won £10 on that scratchcard, which I did believe!

“I then looked back at the other one, rubbed my eyes and signed the back just in-case. I’m an early riser so it was nerve-wracking waiting for the National Lottery phone lines to open at 9am.

The grandmum is planning a dream trip to Las Vegas


Luke MacGregor / Camelot)

“I called one of my daughters who didn’t believe me – to be fair, I’m not sure I did either.”

After checking it with Camelot, and having the confirmation that she was in fact a millionaire, the first thing Sandy did was retire from her work as a warehouse operative.

Sandy said: “I didn’t retire to swan about living the millionaire life. I help care for my father, and that was always a juggle with work, now thanks to this amazing win I will have more time to cherish precious moments with him .”

Sandy Doyle retired from her warehouse job as soon as she confirmed her huge win


Luke MacGregor / Camelot)

While she isn’t planning on changing much in the short-term, and her loved ones are the priority, a house, trips to sporting events and dream holidays are on the cards for Sandy.

She said: “I’m okay where I am currently, but in the future I’d like to buy a bungalow. I have a cousin in Atlanta, Georgia who I haven’t been able to visit in the last two years so a holiday over there, and a road trip to Las Vegas are definitely on the cards.

“I’m also a big rugby fan and have only been able to watch England at Twickenham once so there will certainly be more trips to watch them, as well as watching the Rugby World Cup in France next year.”

Sandy is hoping to watch lots more rugby in the future


Luke MacGregor / Camelot)

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Sandy bought her winning Match A Million National Lottery Scratchcard from the One Stop shop on Netherhampton Road, Harnham, Salisbury.

The Match A Million Scratchcard offers a 1 in 3.45 overall chance of winning a prize. The card costs £5 and prizes range from £5 to £1,000,000.

By playing any National Lottery game, players generate more than £30million each week for National Lottery-funded projects.

This money helps support everything from the local charity making a difference where you live through helping our nation’s athletes win medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

To date, over £45billion has been raised for National Lottery Good Causes with more than 660,000 individual grants awarded.

Thanks to National Lottery players, over £1.2billion is being used by charities and organizations affected by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, which includes over £600million in funding support from the National Lottery Community Fund which is being used to help groups best placed to support people and communities through the crisis.

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