A JOHNSTONE mum has told how her postman husband ‘delivered’ a £300,000 win on a National Lottery scratchcard.

Sandra Devine, 36, had hoped to treat hubby Martin to a birthday meal at an Italian restaurant on Saturday.

But, when she was unable to book a table, she instead sent him to the Nisa store in Hazel Avenue, Johnstone Castle, to pick up a few necessities – plus a couple of ‘wee scratchys,’ as the couple call them.

Not long afterwards, part-time youth worker Sandra tried her luck with one of the scratchcards...and was stunned to learn she had matched 12 words on the Cashword Bonus game.

Initially, she thought she had won £100, while Martin believed their prize was £1,000 – but they were both left screaming with joy after they called Lottery operators Camelot to be told they had, in fact, won the whopping £300,000 top prize.

Mum-of-three Sandra said: “To begin with, we weren’t sure how much we’d won, so Martin popped up to the local Post Office to check how much they could pay out. We then called Camelot, who told us the news.

“The agent at Camelot asked me if I was sitting down, which I thought was odd for a £100 win. I just couldn’t believe it when they told me I had won the top prize. I just kept shouting ‘no.’

"It really has come at the perfect time.”

Sandra has been on furlough since March, while 54-year-old Martin has been kept busy as a key worker.

After what has been a challenging year for the family, both are excited to plan the best Christmas ever for their three children, aged nine, 10 and 13, with the youngest already asking for a new iPhone 12.

Sandra said: “With three growing kids, we are struggling for space in our current home, so one of the first things we want to do is buy a bigger house in the new year.

"It’ll be the first time our 13-year-old daughter will have had her own room, so she is already planning the décor."

There is a one in 3.54 overall chance of winning a prize on the Cashword Bonus scratchcard, which costs £3 and offers prizes ranging from £3 up to £300,000.

With their bumper winnings now safely in the bank, a new car is also on the horizon for the Devine family.

Sandra said: “As a postman, Martin has always driven a van, so he wants to buy a new car. I was taking driving lessons before lockdown in March, so I can’t wait to start these again.

"We’re not quite sure yet what make or model we’ll go for but we’re excited to go car shopping."