Lotto player thought £2 win was £80k

Lotto player thought £2 win was £80k

''I sent a picture of the card to my son and he said, 'Wow mum, you've got to send it off'.''

A Lotto player thought she had won £80,000 but it turned out she had only scooped £2.

Esme Arbous, 69, couldn't believe it when she found the winning number eight on her scratchcard, but it turned out to be a number three due to confusion cause by a watermark, according to Lotto officials.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''We had already thought about it. We wanted to give at least £15,000 to children's homes.

''I sent a picture of the card to my son and he said, 'Wow mum, you've got to send it off'.''