One lucky County Armagh man has scooped a staggering £4million on a National Lottery Scratchcard.

The new millionaire bought the scratch card in a shop in Lurgan and in a stroke of luck paid £10 for the last card on the shelf.

It couldn’t come at a better time for the couple as Ross Hearst and his wife Jocelyn who are expecting their first baby in April.

His win may inspire even more people to play this Saturday’s mammoth Lotto draw with a £57.8m jackpot which rolled over from Wednesday.

The National Lottery is warning those to make sure they get a ticket early.

New regulations introduced by the operator mean that even if the six winning numbers are not chosen by one lucky player, the money will go to those matching the numbers in the next tier where there is at least one winner.

However, should one person have all six winning numbers they will become the UK’s biggest ever jackpot winner in the competition’s history.

 

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