Lotto card win will change Burnley mum's life

Katie Bryant celebrates her win

Katie Bryant celebrates her win

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A YOUNG mum who a week ago didn’t have enough money to pay for her shopping has scooped £250,000 on a scratchcard bought from the same store.

Katie Bryant, 21, from Burnley, won the jackpot on the National Lottery Blue Scratchcard and is now looking forward to buying her own home, something she thought she would never be able to afford.

Full-time mum Katie had been shopping in Asda in Canning Street, Burnley, with her mother, Louise Bryant, when she bought two scratchcards. “I scratched the first one and there was nothing on it, she said. “I was standing next to my car as my mum loaded the shopping into the boot and I scratched the second card.

“I just could not believe what I was seeing.

“I turned to my mum and said ‘Is this right?’.

“We just continued to pack the shopping into the car and then thought we better go back into Asda to check. I asked the shop assistant to check the card and I was expecting her to say there was a mistake.

“I just could not believe it. It seemed like a dream.

“I had walked into Asda needing to watch every penny I spent and I walked out having won a quarter of a million pounds – things like this only ever happen to other people.

Katie, mother of Milly, five and Olliver, two, added that a week earlier when she had reached the check out in Asda she had spent £10 more than she had expected and had to go and put several items back on the shelf.

“It is just a wonderful feeling to think I do not have to worry any more. This is what means the most to me. I can pay off my debts and not have the worry of owing anyone anything,” Katie said.

In addition to buying a house with a garden, Katie is planning to learn how to drive and buy a car.

“I never thought I would own my own house. This win will change my life.”

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8:09pm Wed 23 Jan 13

N4you! says...

good luck, happy days

lol the cards bigger then her
good luck, happy days lol the cards bigger then her N4you!
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8:10pm Wed 23 Jan 13

IdontLIKEliars says...

She said “I had walked into Asda needing to watch every penny I spent"
But she could still afford to buy 2 £2 scratch cards!!!!!!
She said “I had walked into Asda needing to watch every penny I spent" But she could still afford to buy 2 £2 scratch cards!!!!!! IdontLIKEliars
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8:31pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Nottokeenonthesmellofvaseline says...

It'll be gone in a year
It'll be gone in a year Nottokeenonthesmellofvaseline
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8:41pm Wed 23 Jan 13

mark anthony says...

Nottokeenonthesmello
fvaseline
wrote:
It'll be gone in a year
good luck to here......green eyed monster springs to mind get a life prat
[quote][p][bold]Nottokeenonthesmello fvaseline[/bold] wrote: It'll be gone in a year[/p][/quote]good luck to here......green eyed monster springs to mind get a life prat mark anthony
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8:45pm Wed 23 Jan 13

mavrick says...

IdontLIKEliars wrote:
She said “I had walked into Asda needing to watch every penny I spent"
But she could still afford to buy 2 £2 scratch cards!!!!!!
what a sad excuse for a bitter twisted human being, get a life saddo.
I am glad someone who needed the money won it.
[quote][p][bold]IdontLIKEliars[/bold] wrote: She said “I had walked into Asda needing to watch every penny I spent" But she could still afford to buy 2 £2 scratch cards!!!!!![/p][/quote]what a sad excuse for a bitter twisted human being, get a life saddo. I am glad someone who needed the money won it. mavrick
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9:36pm Wed 23 Jan 13

KBryant says...

it was 1 £1 and 1 £2 scratch card, i had change left over and thought i'd try my luck :) glad i did :D
it was 1 £1 and 1 £2 scratch card, i had change left over and thought i'd try my luck :) glad i did :D KBryant
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9:46pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Interocitor says...

Good for you. I hope the money brings you and your little ones much happiness.

BTW: Ignore the bitter tossers on here.
Good for you. I hope the money brings you and your little ones much happiness. BTW: Ignore the bitter tossers on here. Interocitor
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10:25pm Wed 23 Jan 13

katey h says...

awwww thats brill chuffed for you, its nice to have a bit of luck, im sure u will enjoy it as any 1 would, good luck and be careful with it . all the best .
awwww thats brill chuffed for you, its nice to have a bit of luck, im sure u will enjoy it as any 1 would, good luck and be careful with it . all the best . katey h
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8:22am Thu 24 Jan 13

IdontLIKEliars says...

mavrick wrote:
IdontLIKEliars wrote:
She said “I had walked into Asda needing to watch every penny I spent"
But she could still afford to buy 2 £2 scratch cards!!!!!!
what a sad excuse for a bitter twisted human being, get a life saddo.
I am glad someone who needed the money won it.
Not bitter twisted just making a point. £3 that could of gone towards next week shopping! Not that it matters now as she took the risk and it paid off! I'd of spent it by now. Nice house and car plus family all gone!
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IdontLIKEliars[/bold] wrote: She said “I had walked into Asda needing to watch every penny I spent" But she could still afford to buy 2 £2 scratch cards!!!!!![/p][/quote]what a sad excuse for a bitter twisted human being, get a life saddo. I am glad someone who needed the money won it.[/p][/quote]Not bitter twisted just making a point. £3 that could of gone towards next week shopping! Not that it matters now as she took the risk and it paid off! I'd of spent it by now. Nice house and car plus family all gone! IdontLIKEliars
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9:01am Thu 24 Jan 13

happycyclist says...

Lucky you. Don't go daft with the money. Enjoy.
Lucky you. Don't go daft with the money. Enjoy. happycyclist
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10:10am Thu 24 Jan 13

Libra1 says...

Fair play to her for risking a few quid and gaining a life changing amount of money but it shows the climate we live in.
People are struggling to buy food and pay their bills, jobs are are hard to come by and no signs of real improvement.
I just hope this young lady spends the money wisely and other people don't turn to gambling just to try and realize a dream because that in itself can create major issues.
Fair play to her for risking a few quid and gaining a life changing amount of money but it shows the climate we live in. People are struggling to buy food and pay their bills, jobs are are hard to come by and no signs of real improvement. I just hope this young lady spends the money wisely and other people don't turn to gambling just to try and realize a dream because that in itself can create major issues. Libra1
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10:51am Thu 24 Jan 13

loobeylu says...

All you jealous people leave the girl alone and be happy for her, she can spend a £1.00 on whatever she likes, dont tell me any of you have never spent any money on any sort of gambling at anytime, or maybe drink or cigarettes, keep your opinions to yourselves, very green eyed monsters.
All you jealous people leave the girl alone and be happy for her, she can spend a £1.00 on whatever she likes, dont tell me any of you have never spent any money on any sort of gambling at anytime, or maybe drink or cigarettes, keep your opinions to yourselves, very green eyed monsters. loobeylu
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11:50am Thu 24 Jan 13

Nottokeenonthesmellofvaseline says...

loobeylu wrote:
All you jealous people leave the girl alone and be happy for her, she can spend a £1.00 on whatever she likes, dont tell me any of you have never spent any money on any sort of gambling at anytime, or maybe drink or cigarettes, keep your opinions to yourselves, very green eyed monsters.
I go to work for my drinking and gambling money. Bit of a difference.
[quote][p][bold]loobeylu[/bold] wrote: All you jealous people leave the girl alone and be happy for her, she can spend a £1.00 on whatever she likes, dont tell me any of you have never spent any money on any sort of gambling at anytime, or maybe drink or cigarettes, keep your opinions to yourselves, very green eyed monsters.[/p][/quote]I go to work for my drinking and gambling money. Bit of a difference. Nottokeenonthesmellofvaseline
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12:52pm Thu 24 Jan 13

loobeylu says...

Nottokeenonthesmello
fvaseline
wrote:
loobeylu wrote:
All you jealous people leave the girl alone and be happy for her, she can spend a £1.00 on whatever she likes, dont tell me any of you have never spent any money on any sort of gambling at anytime, or maybe drink or cigarettes, keep your opinions to yourselves, very green eyed monsters.
I go to work for my drinking and gambling money. Bit of a difference.
Do you know the girls circumstances, no, do you know wether she has worked in the past, no, well dont judge people, do you know if you will ever come out of work, no. so dont complain about someone elses happiness, so if you come out of work people will give up smoking drinking or gambling will they NO DIDNT THINK SO. However each individual chooses to spend their money is their business.
[quote][p][bold]Nottokeenonthesmello fvaseline[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]loobeylu[/bold] wrote: All you jealous people leave the girl alone and be happy for her, she can spend a £1.00 on whatever she likes, dont tell me any of you have never spent any money on any sort of gambling at anytime, or maybe drink or cigarettes, keep your opinions to yourselves, very green eyed monsters.[/p][/quote]I go to work for my drinking and gambling money. Bit of a difference.[/p][/quote]Do you know the girls circumstances, no, do you know wether she has worked in the past, no, well dont judge people, do you know if you will ever come out of work, no. so dont complain about someone elses happiness, so if you come out of work people will give up smoking drinking or gambling will they NO DIDNT THINK SO. However each individual chooses to spend their money is their business. loobeylu
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2:40pm Thu 24 Jan 13

katy121 says...

well all that needs 2 be said is well done enjoy it
well all that needs 2 be said is well done enjoy it katy121
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1:14am Fri 25 Jan 13

hunter3062 says...

250 k winner sainsburys..250 k winner asda..look out tesco here i come..well done lass..
250 k winner sainsburys..250 k winner asda..look out tesco here i come..well done lass.. hunter3062
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8:05am Fri 25 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

Advice:

Kate bit yourself a nice house and get a coal fire and use all the begging letters to keep warm at winter.
Best of luck, ignore all the jealous gits.
Advice: Kate bit yourself a nice house and get a coal fire and use all the begging letters to keep warm at winter. Best of luck, ignore all the jealous gits. 2 for 5p
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2:28pm Fri 25 Jan 13

DaveBurnley says...

Be wary of 'friends' who suddenly appear, asking for a loan.
Be wary of 'friends' who suddenly appear, asking for a loan. DaveBurnley
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