Christmas Eve delivery for midwife who won share of GBP1m with scratchcard

Christmas Eve delivery for midwife who won share of GBP1m with scratchcard

A midwife got a festive surprise when she won a share of GBP1 million after picking up some Lottery scratchcards while buying vegetables on Christmas Eve. Hayley Parker, from Romford, Essex, bought the scratchcards when she went to pick up brocc...
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