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.
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.