WATCH – Gutted Salesman Duped Into Thinking He’s Won £100k On Scratchcard!

April 25, 2017 | by | 0 Comments

This is the hilarious moment a man was tricked into thinking he’d won £100,000 on a scratchcard by his mates.

Salesman Gary Boon’s cruel colleagues slipped the fake card into a bundle of lottery tickets and betting slips they gave him as a leaving present.

The 35-year-old was over the moon when he scratched the surface and discovered he’d hit the jackpot.

Funny footage shows the group sitting in their local pub when a shocked Gary interrupts them and whispers: “Guys, I need to stop you. I’ve won £100,000.”

He shows them the prize ticket to faux enthusiastic responses of, “oh my God,” and “what the f*ck”, before standing up and pacing, clutching it in his hand.

Gary Boon when he thinks he's won

Gary Boon when he thinks he’s won

But Gary – who thought he would be able to pay off his mortgage – quickly comes crashing back down to earth when his workmates reveal it’s all a prank.

An 80-second clip of the hilarious prank, at a pub in Strelley, Notts., on Friday, shows him welling up after realising the truth while his friends howl with laughter.

Cheeky Will Towse filmed the set-up with mates Sean Reddington, 33 and Paul Reddington, 29 after buying a fake scratchcard on eBay.

Will, 24, who worked with Gary in online training sales, said: “We all went to the pub after work and we got him a few bits and bobs and a leaving card.

“He was scratching through the real ones and then he got to the fake and I was secretly recording.

“Everyone was talking and he stopped us and said, ‘I’ve got to talk to you.’

“We were in a bit of a rough pub and he said after he whispered because he didn’t want anyone to steal the ticket.

(L-R) Sean Reddington, 33, Gary Boon, 35 (guy who was pranked) and Will Towse, 24

(L-R) Sean Reddington, 33, Gary Boon, 35 (guy who was pranked) and Will Towse, 24

“He told us he’d won and put his head in his hands. He thought he would be able to pay his mortgage off.

“When he found out he definitely had tears in his eyes but he said he wasn’t crying.

“We couldn’t stop laughing. I cry when I laugh and I was in fits.

“I did feel bad but he took it really well.

“We bought him a pint so he’s forgiven us now, and he won £30 on a racing bet, though that’s not quite the same.”

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