Ali sites, stocks, wins £10k

Ali Irtiza

A Paisley retailer is celebrating after winning £10,000 in the first quarterly prize draw of Camelot’s new-look retailer rewards programme, ‘Site, Stock, Sell Online’.

Ali Irtiza, owner of East End Convenience Store, was automatically entered into the draw for scoring eight or more in the lottery operator’s 10-point programme.

Ali – who’s never won anything in his life before – said the win was totally unexpected: “When I found out, I just felt really happy and couldn’t wait to share the news with my family. I also had to double-check that I was reading the number of zeros right!”

His wife Nalia was also pleased to hit the jackpot. She said: “We’ve already been thinking about how we will invest the money – we want to move house, so this will be a really good amount to put towards the deposit.”

A further 10 retailers each won £1,000 in the draw, including Pauline Wales of Spar Polmont in Falkirk.

Camelot adapted and moved its rewards programme online earlier in the year due to coronavirus. Retailers score their store against 10 Site, Stock, Sell questions each month by uploading images to the National Lottery Retailer Hub. Cash rewards are earned for scores of eight, nine or 10/10. Each time retailers score eight or above, they receive one entry into the quarterly prize draw.

Camelot’s Retail Director Jenny Blogg said: “Congratulations to all of this quarter’s winners. Retailers continue to be the backbone of The National Lottery, and they’ve been vital in helping us raise funding for Good Causes at a time when it’s most needed. Therefore it’s only right we reward them whenever we have an opportunity to. We’re delighted that this quarter we were able to boost our Site, Stock, Sell quarterly prize pool to £20,000 – and hope that this money makes a real difference to the winners, especially during such difficult circumstances.”

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