Scots gran 'nearly fainted' after winning £200k on Clyde 1's cash register
21.12.2022 - 08:13
A Scots gran nearly fainted after she scooped £200,000 on Clyde 1's Cash Register. Eileen Tonner, from East Kilbride, correctly guessed the five-figure sum on Friday as she sat down to an early Christmas dinner with her two sisters, Ann and Janet.
The 65-year-old said she was hesitant to answer her mobile phone after it started to ring with no caller ID but couldn't believe it when she heard presenter Gary Spence on the other end of the line.
She told the Record: "I heard Gary's voice and I nearly fainted.
"When I shouted out the prize money and he told me I'd won £200,000 - my dinner went up in the air. It didn't feel like a real phone call, it felt like I was in a dream.
"I don't usually answer phone calls that say no caller ID but something told me to pick up."
Eileen's daughter encouraged her to enter the competition after learning of the £200k jackpot - and the pensioner, who became a great-granny for the second time two weeks ago, believes baby Jade brought her good luck.
After her big win, she treated the whole family - including her four daughters, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren - to a celebratory lunch at Di Maggios.
The retired caterer also plans to splash out on a seaside holiday home for her expanding brood.
Eileen added: "It's the best Christmas present I could ask for. I can't wait to have a big family dinner and really enjoy the celebrations this year.
"The biggest win for me is being able to help my four daughters during the cost of living crisis.
"Some of the winnings will go to Loaves and Fishes, an East Kilbride food bank, who helped my daughter out when she needed support.
"I'm going to buy a holiday home for us at the seaside, so everyone can enjoy a wee break.