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A Scot who won over £1million playing the People’s Postcode Lottery plans to spend some of the money by treating his golf pals to a trip to The Masters.

David Crowder banked an extraordinary windfall last week along with ten other neighbours from a housing estate in Bride of Earn, in Perthshire.

The PH2 9FG area won the lottery’s latest ‘Monthly Millions’ prize, securing a £10.2million bounty.

Each ticket was worth £340,000 but, as David had three tickets, his prize tripled, landing him a cool £1.02million.

The stunned 62-year-old former police officer now intends to put some of the cash to good use by taking his friends to Augusta National for next year’s Masters.

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“I play with some guys all the time and I’d like to treat them to somewhere nice,” he told the People’s Postcode Lottery website.

“We’ve been pals for many, many years and played all the main courses in Scotland.

“I’d probably look at Augusta for The Masters and try and play there or even just have a wee look round.”

Unless he buys his way in through a travel firm, it’s likely that David will now need to enter another lottery to stand any chance of joining the patrons at the first men’s major of the year.

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Introduced in 1996 in response to record-breaking crowds swarming the course the year before, the Masters ticket ballot will open on June 1 and close on June 20.

You’ll need to create an account at and then choose which days of the tournament you’d like to attend. Practice days this year cost $100, with tournament days coming in at $140 per person.

Successful patrons will receive an email around mid-July confirming their place, after which they have roughly three weeks to pay.

David has already beaten the odds once to land his Postcode Lottery payout. Now, he’ll need to do so again, with your chances of securing a single day tournament ticket through the Masters ballot conservating estimated at around 0.55%. In other words, only slightly better than one in 200.

Pic: People’s Postcode Lottery

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