Lotto ‘winning’ scammers who demanded £ 4million scratch card payout finally ADMIT fraud after buying tickets with stolen card

TWO Lotto ‘winning’ scammers who demanded a £ 4million scratch card payment ultimately pleaded guilty to fraud after buying tickets with a stolen credit card.

Jon-Ross Watson, 34, and Mark Goodram, 38, took a four-day ride after hitting the jackpot on a trip to London.

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Jon-Ross Watson admitted to fraud after claiming £ 4million scratch card payment
Mark Goodram also claimed victory on the Lotto scratch card

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Mark Goodram also claimed victory on the Lotto scratch cardCredit: Refer to caption
The pair bought the winning Waitrose scratch card in Clapham, south London

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The pair bought the winning Waitrose scratch card in Clapham, south LondonCredit: Louis Wood – Le Soleil

They were brought to trial after claiming they had won the “fair and square” money, but both changed their pleas at the last minute to convict.

The couple first claimed to have received credit card details from a man they earlier helped at a brothel.

Bolton Crown Court learned that they had traveled to Clapham, from their hometown of Bolton, Lancs, to ‘beg’ as they believed they could make more money.

There, they knowingly used the details of a debit card that didn’t belong to them to buy scratch cards in Waitrose.

The pair first won £ 10 on a scratch card, which was handed to them in cash, then took home £ 4million in a second.

They “immediately” called Camelot on the same day, April 22, 2019, to claim their windfall before partying for four days to celebrate.

Photos posted on social media showed them with champagne and cocktails and the pair were dubbed the Blotto Louts after drinking heavily for several days.

They didn’t get any of the £ 4million and their ‘only monetary gain’ was £ 172.34 after shopping in Londis and Waitrose.

Goodram and Watson both pleaded guilty to three counts of false statement fraud.

Jon-Ross Watson and Mark Goodram both pleaded guilty to three counts of false statement fraud

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Jon-Ross Watson and Mark Goodram both pleaded guilty to three counts of false statement fraudCredit: Peter Jordan – The Sun
The crooks have been dubbed the Blotto Louts after drinking for days to celebrate their 'victory'

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The crooks have been dubbed the Blotto Louts after drinking for days to celebrate their ‘victory’Credit: Refer to caption
Mark and Jon-Ross's £ 4million winning red scratch card that cost £ 10

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Mark and Jon-Ross’s £ 4million winning red scratch card that cost £ 10Credit: Peter Jordan – The Sun
Jon-Ross Watson posted drunken photos of him celebrating after the

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Jon-Ross Watson posted drenched photos of himself celebrating after the ‘win’
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