What are your thoughts on this. Basicley they blew it all and are trying to claim housing benefits again. However they have mysteriously lost account for £47000 of the winnings. It makes me sooo mad as they are guilty as sin and yet they still "try it on".
John and Louise Nickels who won £100,000 on a scratchcard in 2006 are asking for housing benefits to help pay their council tax.
When the couple from London won the money they owed £11,000 in arrears in council tax and rent, which they paid. Their benefits were stopped but they still received incapacity benefit of £90 a week - their rent is £80 a week so they say they haven't enough to live on.
John has a frozen shoulder and plans to soon return to work while Louise is waiting on an hip operation.
In February they ran out of money after spending it on a £22,000 caravan which is now worth £6,500. It is currently up for sale as the council expect them to sell it. They also went on holiday a couple of times and bought a second-hand Ford Mondeo second hand for £16,000.
They claim they have no money left and need extra benefits to survive.