Northern Ireland

County Armagh road worker wins £4m on National Lottery scratch card

When Ross Hearst discovered he had won, he tried ringing his wife Jocelyn 22 times Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption When Ross Hearst discovered he had won, he tried ringing his wife Jocelyn 22 times

A 34-year-old road worker from County Armagh has won £4m on a National Lottery scratch card.

Ross Hearst's wife Jocelyn is expecting their first child in April.

Mr Hearst, 35, bought the blue scratch card on Wednesday from a Spar store in Lurgan.

He had won two prizes of £20 and a further £10 the day before, and thought he would buy a £10 lottery scratch card because he was "on a roll".

When Mr Hearst discovered he had won, he tried ringing his wife 22 times - she got 22 missed calls - and initially she did not believe him.

Mr Hearst is going to buy a car with his winnings.

He does not like flying, but the couple may book a cruise to celebrate their success.

Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Mr Hearst bought the blue scratch card on Wednesday from a Spar store in Lurgan
Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption He had won two prizes of £20 and a further £10 the day before, and thought he would buy a £10 lottery scratch card because he was 'on a roll'