A SPUR of the moment purchase paid off handsomely for Carl and Amanda Ruddock – after it netted them a cool £1m.

The married couple from York have become instant millionaires after scooping the massive win on a lottery scratchcard – at eye-watering odds of one in 3.69m.

Now the couple, who have four children, plan to invest part of their winnings in renewing their wedding vows with style.

Although the couple regularly buy scratchcards, Amanda, 34, had never bought a National Lottery Millionaire 777 Scratchcard when she picked one up on her way home from working as a cleaner.

“The customer before me bought a 777 card, so I just decided to buy the same one even though it wasn’t my regular card, and started scratching it off on the way home,” said Amanda, who has been married to 26-year-old Carl for seven years.

“At first, I thought it was £100. When I saw it was £1m I must have read it about 100 times. I couldn’t believe it.”

As well as the big wedding party the couple plan to splash out on a couple of new cars - after first learning to drive – and a new hme.

Amanda also hopes to fulfill her dream of starting her own cleaning business while Carl is looking forward to buying a Manchester United season ticket.

“It will change our lives and our children’s lives completely,” said Caril.

“But it won’t change who we are and we’ll both keep working – it just means we won’t have to worry about money.”